Boys Golf Secures Another Win

Sequoits golf plays tough, while Alex Riedel creates a comeback for the team.

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Matthew Soberano

Gavin Eldridge, junior, chips the ball out of the rough, and down the fairway.

On September 18, the boys golf team went to Stonewall Orchard Golf Club to compete against Grayslake Central for their eleventh conference game.The boys were able to add yet another win to their conference record, making them 11-0 among the other schools. The round was a combined effort by seniors Alex Riedel, Tony Sertic, Trevor Gregory, junior Gavin Eldridge, senior Nick Gagnon, and junior Kyle Christian. Along with other golfers who got moved up to varsity for some matches, the boys were able to create a perfect record during the course of their season making them conference champions.

Throughout the match, the Grayslake Central Rams held a ten stroke advantage over the Sequoits. Yet, with exemplary playing from Riedel, the Sequoits were able to end with three strokes less than the Rams. The final score of the match was 180 -183 in favor of Antioch.

Eldridge has played on the Antioch golf team for the past three years. Last year, he appeared occasionally in the varsity lineup, but this year was his first consistent time. Eldridge felt that his play during the Grayslake Central match had tough conditions due to the fact that it had rained throughout the whole day. When golfing, the grass and ground were both still damp, which caused his game play to not be as successful as he hoped.

“As a team, we need to work on being more consistent because we need to stay in the 160 stroke range. This is to stay competitive with the rival teams and to have a better chance in the upcoming state tournament,” Eldridge said.

The prospects for the team are looking favorable in comparison to the past years. The boys golf team has not earned a perfect record ever before, so the boys are proud of the current standings.

There are only a couple more matches before the upcoming regionals, which is what Antioch’s season has been building up to. Sequoits golf will have their next match on September 22, at the Lake Forest Invitational. This will be played at the Lake Bluff Golf Club and will allow the boys to practice and prepare for the upcoming regionals.