Golf Opens District with 4-0 Record

Posted March 17, 2017 / Last updated March 20, 2017

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Senior Nolan Lambert sinks this put on the sixth hole against Brother Martin at English Turn.

After a mild winter, most New Orleanians are having a topsy-turvy time as weather patterns alternate temperatures in the 80s or 40s depending on the day of the week. Not so for the golf team though, who seems to be connecting on drives, chips, and puts regardless of the temperatures on the course.

In just the last two weeks, the team has faced four district opponents and has out-shot their competitors by an average of 41 strokes.

On Tuesday, March 7 the Jays opened district play against Rummel. Of the five golfer competing in any match, the top four scores for Jesuit count towards the victory. The four scoring golfers in the match were sophomores Jackson Maniscalco (40) and Jay Rowell (46) and seniors Nolan Lambert (42) and Robert Illg (45). Junior Addison Bui also had a good round with a 47. The scored combined to earn Jesuit it’s first district win with 173 strokes to Rummel’s 229.

Freshman Andrew Barreca is quickly becoming the golfer to watch, consistently posting the low score in three of the four district matches.

The following Thursday, the Jays continued their solid play with a 114 – 166 victory of St. Augustine. The round was shortened to six holes due to darkness. Junior J.T. Holmes and freshman Andrew Barreca led the Jays, each with 27 stroke rounds. Juniors Michael Farrugia and Jack Vollenweider also submitted good score cards with 29 and 31 strokes respectively.

This week, the team took on Brother Martin and Holy Cross. After the change to daylight savings time, there was no fear of running out of daylight. The Jays out-shot Brother Martin 154 – 180. Freshman Andrew Barreca was at it again with the low score of 36. Junior J.T. Holmes (38) and seniors Grayson Glorioso (39) and Nolan Lambert (41) rounded out the match for the Jays.

Against Holy Cross on another beautiful day at English Turn, the Jays took their fourth victory of district play 167 – 195. Barreca’s low score of 40 came in just under the 41 posted by Bui and Illg. Sophomore Britton Khalaf also contributed a solid round at 45.