In Dual Matches, Blue Jay Golfers Are Tough to Beat
Four Wins in Four Dual Matches
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Halfway through the 2016 fall season of dual matches, Blue Jay golfers are playing competitively, and consistently outshooting and outscoring their opponents.
Jesuit recently routed Brother Martin by 20 strokes and Holy Cross by 12 strokes in separate dual matches played at Lakewood Golf Club, the home course of the Blue Jays.
The Jays and the Crusaders met Tuesday, September 20, playing the front nine at Lakewood. Jesuit’s team of junior J. T. Holmes (35) senior Nolan Lambert (36), and juniors Grayson Glorioso (37) and Jack Vollenweider (40) shot 148 while the quartet of Crusaders posted a 168.
In dual matches, each team fields five golfers but only the four lowest scores are counted. The fifth and highest score is discarded, which for the Blue Jays was Jay Rowell’s 41.
The Jays returned to Lakewood on Thursday, September 22, to host Holy Cross. Coach Owen Seiler ’78 decided to mix it up against the Tigers by dispatching to the links three untested golfers in senior Robert Illg and sophomores John Bendernagel and Jackson Maniscalco. The trio was joined by Holmes and Vollenweider. When nine holes were completed, Jesuit’s four lowest scores added up to 158 while Holy Cross carded 170.
Against the Tigers, Vollenweider shot the lowest score, 35, while Holmes had a 38, Maniscalco a 42, Illg a 43, and Bendernagel a 45, which was discarded.
The wins against the Crusaders and Tigers improve the Jays’ dual match record to 4-0. In the first two dual matches of the fall season, Jesuit previously defeated Rummel (160 – 216) at Timberlane Golf Course and St. Augustine (146 – 244) at Bartholomew Golf Course.
Jesuit’s next three dual matches take place at Lakewood: Jesuit vs. Rummel on Thursday, September 29; Jesuit vs. St. Augustine on Tuesday, October 4; and Jesuit vs. Brother Martin on Thursday, October 6. Matches begin around 4 p.m.