Squad places sixth in state to close out 2010
By Rohan Andresen ’12
This year the Brophy golf team finished up their season with a handful of top tournament finishes.
They did so under the coaching of Mr. Jon Shores.
“The team had one of their most successful seasons in the 10 years I have been involved with the program,” Mr. Shores said.
The team took home wins from two invitationals, second place in another two invitationals and lastly won third place in a national invitational, losing to teams from Utah and Texas.
The team finished the season with sixth place in state.
Mr. Shores said they may not have played very well in state because of the pressure of the tournament.
However, Mr. Shores said that the entire team stood out well.
The team was led by David Lowe ’11 and followed up by a new addition to the team, Chris Petefish ’14, who Mr. Shores described as a “great young talent.”
Ten of the players on the team this year were able to have an average score of sub-40 when playing nine holes.
“It’s not too often that 10 guys can have a sub-40 average,” Mr. Shores said.
The team was also won the Brophy invitational, which is a first in the program’s history.
Lowe wishes great things for the next season of golf, even though he will leave the team as a graduating senior.
“For next year’s team, I wish for the classes of 2013 and 2014 to continue to grow close and improve their games together. There is a great level of camaraderie and talent in that group, and as their games continue to progress throughout the coming years, the Brophy golf program will get even better,” Lowe said.
Like Lowe, Mr. Shores also looks hopefully into the future for another successful season in 2011.
“I hope for much of the same success next year,” he said. “While we are losing five seniors and their leadership, we have a really solid group of young, talented players who I expect to be very good next year.”