The Men’s Golf Team, coached by Justin Lenczicki recently competed in the state tournament at OSU and finished 6th overall, bringing an end to a successful season. The team knew they had the potential from the beginning, said sophomore and GCL Player of the Year Chris Dunne.
“At the beginning of the year, we knew we had a shot at getting [to State] because we were only a couple of shots off last year,” Dunne said.
Besides the accomplishment of finishing 6th in the state, the team also claimed King of the Hill with wins over Turpin and Anderson.
Along with the success the team, sophomore Ty Debonis also had many season highlights, capped off with a 4th place finish at State. At State, Debonis’ two day todal was 155 (80, 75), and he was name 1st Team All-State. He was also named 1st Team GCL and placed second overall in the GCL tournament. “I was third place overall in the GCL scoring statistics for the whole season,” DeBonis said.
DeBonis said preparation was key to his successful season. “Before the season started, the way I prepared was to practice every day on the areas of my game that I thought needed the most work and would not quit until I was satisfied,” DeBonis said.
With only one team member graduating this year, senior Nick Niehaus, DeBonis and the rest of the team hope to make a repeat visit to State in 2015 and to actually claim the state title.
“Next year I think we have a great chance of not only making it to State but possibly winning the tournament. We have been here once now, so we know what to expect, and we know how well we need to play in order to compete at the state level,” DeBonis added.