Jesuit Golf Team Swings In a New Season
Jays Win a Pair of Season-Opening Dual Matches
Into the Lens: View the Jesuit – Rummel Dual Match Golf Gallery
Jesuit’s golf team opened the 2016-17 season Tuesday (September 13) by routing Rummel in a dual match on the Raiders’ home course, Timberlane Country Club in Gretna.
Playing Timberlane’s front nine, the Jays carded a score of 160 while Rummel shot 216.
Two days later, on Thursday, September 15, the Jays flew over to Joe Bartholomew Municipal Golf Course to square off against St. Augustine in the fall season’s second dual match. The Jays won handily, 146 – 244.
The Jays and their scores for the Purple Knights match included: juniors Jake Kuebel (35), J.T. Holmes (38), Jack Vollenweider (37), and Addison Bui (36).
In dual matches, the final score is the sum of the four lowest from each team. The fifth and highest score is set aside. Against St. Aug, sophomore Jackson Maniscalco’s 40 was discarded.
In the dual match against the Raiders, five Jesuit players teed off: senior Nolan Lambert, whose 35 was the lowest among all golfers that day, juniors Andrew Kuebel (39) and Addison Bui (42), and sophomore Jay Rowell (44). Freshman Andrew Barreca, the newest Jesuit golfer playing in his first match, shot 45, which was discarded.
The LHSAA golf season is a bifurcated one with a fall and a spring schedule.
The Blue Jays are defending District 9-5A champions. In last season’s regional tournament, Jesuit made the cut as one of four teams from Division I that advanced, along with four teams from Division II, to the state tournament, where the Jays finished a disappointing fifth place.
This year’s team is minus five seniors who graduated in May. Nolan Lambert, who is captain of the golf team, is also the only senior to serve as a mentor to six juniors, three sophomores, and one freshman.
“We anticipate a successful season,” said head coach Owen Seiler ’78, as he watched his players on the course at Timberlane. “We should be among the top teams at regional and we hope to make a much better showing at the state tournament in May.”
The Blue Jays return to their home course, Lakewood Golf Club, for their next two matches: Brother Martin on Tuesday, September 20, and Holy Cross on Thursday, September 22. The nine-hole dual matches typically tee off between 3:30 – 4 p.m.