Squad looks to finish strong, unlike past years

Jack Lvovsky, Sports Editor

Golf is looking to make another run at states with their strong performances this year. Seniors Ben Bloch and Yuvi Singh and juniors Ryan Feldman and Ethan Chelf are leading the team headed into states. Senior Ben Bloch said, “I felt like we could have won it last year, but we all have another year under our belts and know we are more ready to win states.”

The golf team has credited their success to new coach, Erin Marshall. This is his first year as head coach and the players have said nothing but positive things “Coach Marshall has been great for us. He knows how to lead a team really well while keeping us motivated and ready for states,.” junior Drew Rubinstein said.

The golf team competed in the regional championships to qualify for states. Lead by Chelf who shot a 73, the team qualified for the state championship. The team was also helped by Ryan Feldman with a 77, Bloch with an 82, and Singh with an 84. “We played ok, we could have played a lot better. It’s a good sign though for states because we all shot poorly and was good enough to qualify for states. If we are all on our game, we are the best team in the state,” Chelf said

In past years, the golf team has been successful in the regular season, but always falls short of a state championship. This year, the boys are looking to change the culture and bring a state title home to put on the trophy shelf. “This team has been different from all other teams in the past. We play well together and have team chemistry.” Junior Minyi Yu said

On Oct. 30, the boys played their first 18 holes in the state championship. The team looked strong from the gate hitting great shots and sinking putts. Led by senior Yuvi Singh who led the Patriots with a 72, the team is in second place only behind rival Churchill for the state championship. Senior Ben Bloch shot a 73, and juniors Chelf and Feldman shot a 75 and a 76. The final day of the state championship was on Nov. 4.