Shores: Things are starting to turn around
By Mason Smith ’11
Two matches and one tournament is all the varsity golf team has left to prove that they are still among the top competitors in high school golf.
The team showed they still have it with a match win against Pinnacle and North Canyon Oct. 6.
“I think that things are starting to turn around for us,” said coach Mr. Jon Shores. “The team is starting to do a little bit better. We got off to a slow start, guys weren’t playing all that great, and for whatever reason five guys weren’t playing well. But the last couple of weeks the guys have really started to play a lot better.”
As the season winds down, the team can look back on a somewhat successful season, finishing in the top 10 in the Thunder Invitational (third) and the Aguila Invitational (ninth).
Expectations remain the same for the rest of the season.
“The expectations are just to continue to get better, this is the time of season to focus on super-regions and state, and try and figure out who the five are going to be,” Mr. Shores said.
The team competed Oct. 13 against Hamilton, Oct. 16-17 in the Mountain Ridge Invitational and Oct. 22 against Chandler.
With super-regions and the state tournaments coming up, it is crunch time for the team.
“We definitely have the talent to make state, we should hopefully be, if we play well and play to out potential, should be one of the top four schools in the state tournament,” Mr. Shores said.
The super-region tournament is set to take place Nov. 2-7 and the state tournament is set to take place on Nov. 9-14.
“We should put up a good showing,” Mr. Shores said.