Golf Sports

Golf team looks to new leadership

By Brendan Hinkle ’16

Photo provided by Michael Feagles '16 -- Junior Michael Feagles tees off
Photo provided by Michael Feagles ’16 — Junior Michael Feagles tees off BVR

The golf team has started their 2014 season and head coach Mr. John Shores said he expects the team to do well this year despite the loss of seniors from last season.

“We have Michael Feagles ’16, he’s one of the better rated junior players in the country and he will hopefully lead the way for us,” Mr. Shores said. “Chip Getz ’16 is really good. I expect a lot of leadership and good play out of them.”

Feagles, a team captain, said he learned a lot about leading the team from last year.

“I learned a lot from the captain and upperclassmen from the past two years,” Feagles said. “I think I’ll be a good leader just from learning from past leaders.”

Mr. Shores said last year’s seniors will be missed.

“It’ll be a loss because those guys really did everything the right way,” Mr. Shores said. “I expect the seniors to step up and help us in that regard but I also expect the juniors to take an active role in leadership and show the younger guys how to go about doing things.”

Both Mr. Shores and Feagles said their most challenging matches would be in the tournament that was slated for the weekend of Aug. 29, which was the Brophy Invite.

“It will have some of the best teams in the state such as Hamilton,” Feagles said. “They will be good competitors but I think our team this year has a really good chance to win.”

Brophy finished the tournament in 2nd place. Hamilton won the tournament, with a two-day team total of one over par.

Feagles said that he hopes the team will stay humble.

“As a team I really hope we stay in the moment at every tournament and not get ahead of ourselves,” Feagles said. “I think we just need to stay really humble and work really hard for the state championship this year.”