Golf Takes 1st at Regional Tournament
Last week, members of the golf team thought it was a sad story to have played for a combined score of 320 and placed second at the district tournament at Beau Chene.
This week, the Jays wrote a new story. Knocking a full 20 strokes off their combined score from last week to finish the day at 300, the Jays soared to the top of the regional heat on Tuesday at Carter Plantation in Springfield, LA.
Three Blue Jays shot two strokes over par: senior Nolan Lambert (74), junior Grayson Glorioso (74), and sophomore Britton Khalaf (74). Lambert shaved four strokes off his score from last week, Glorioso knocked off 10 strokes, and Khalaf dropped two.
Junior Jake Kuebel also had a great day on the course, shooting 78. Junior J.T. Holmes had the discarded though impressive score of 80.
“It’s great that we played well today,” said Kuebel, “especially after our performance at the district tournament. We’re starting to peak at the right time, which is great as we prepare to take on tougher competition at State next week. I really think we can do it.”
The next best score for the tournament was posted by St. Paul’s with 320. Brother Martin and Catholic tied for third at 328. These three teams will advance with Jesuit to the state tournament, which will take place on Monday and Tuesday, May 1-2, in Lafayette.
Golf coach Owen Seiler is optimistic about the state tournament. “We’re positioned very well to play our best golf next week. The boys came out to practice this week with more focus and showed that they could play to their potential. We have some more time to improve this week, and we’re excited to see what happens.”
Jesuit’s score at the regional tournament matched up very will with contenders from other regions, including Byrd, Barbe, Sulphur, and West Monroe. Regardless of the outcome, the Blue Jay golf team will certainly add another chapter to the story of teamwork, gamesmanship, and finesse that has been the hallmark of the 2017 golf season.