Boys Golf Team Striving for Excellence

After a fourth place finish at an invitational at Spring Valley Country Club, the boy's golf team is not settling.

In typical Sequoit fashion, the boy’s golf team isn’t going to settle for just okay. After a fourth place finish at an invitational at Spring Valley on Saturday, September 8, the team will be putting this tournament in the rearview mirror and looking towards the future.

“It was disappointing,” head coach Andrew Benton said. “I felt like we could have won, and we got fourth.”

The players acknowledge that they could have performed better too.

“My own individual performance was a bit below what I wanted,” senior Tony Sertic said. “But it is what it is.”

The team was led by Tony Sertic and Trevor Gregory, who both shot 84 at the tournament, along with Alex Riedel, who placed in the top 20 overall.

Self-improvement is the name of the game in golf, and Benton knows the game is just as much mental strength as it is physical strength.

“We need to work on playing in the wind,” Benton said. “ It got in people’s heads.”

When it comes to the players, junior Gavin Eldridge already has his goals in sight.

“I didn’t play as well as I wanted to,” Eldridge said. “I need to work on my chipping and putting.”

The Sequoits are going to be back in action and hope to not only to win but to get better.