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Spring Sports Review: Boys Golf

Apr 23, 2014 02:15PM ● Published by Dia

Photo Courtesy of Rex Teter.

Season Update

Gold medal finishes and a No. 2 state ranking

It’s hard to replace experience on any team, especially one that graduated a Rolex All-American by the name of Matt Gilchrest (he’s now at Auburn) and Corbin Kasten. However, head coach Matt Glenn and the Dragon boys golf team seem to keep rolling along like a dead-eyed putt. Despite having only one senior on the roster, the Dragons are the second-ranked team in the state behind perennial power Austin Westlake — very impressive for a young team that is just getting started.

The Dragons finished in the top three in a number of tournaments on the season. With the constant improvement in terms of tournament finishes, the recent successes Carroll has been awarded should bode well as they plan to make moves with district tournaments fast approaching.

The boys team started off 2014 finishing fifth in the 8th annual Aggie Invitational. Since their fifth-place finish, Southlake has placed higher in its last three events, finishing second at the Play To the Max Memorial along with a gold medal for the black team at the Lubbock Regional Preview, followed by another Black Team gold medal at the Jim McClean Invitational.

About the team

Placed with the burden of replacing six seniors, this year’s Dragons are paced by a confident group of underclassmen. At the front of the pack is sophomore Colin Kober, who has assumed the role while posting an average score of 75.43 per round.  Kober, who placed first at the Junior All Stars at Gray Plantation and 4th at the TPC Four Seasons is mentally tough and proves it each outing. He posted his best outing of the season — a 65 on day two of the Lubbock Regional Preview. Colin Hamilton, a junior, also had an impressive 71 on the final round of the same tournament.  Statistically, junior George Gardner ranks right behind Kober with an average score of 76 — his best performance — and a score of 72 at the second round of the Lubbock Regional. Gardner has placed first in the TJGT Oakmont and at the Champions Circle TJGT. Tied for third on the team in scoring average is sophomore Mason Greenberg and the coach’s son, junior Hunter Glenn (76.57). All the early season’s best performances led to a gold medal finish for the Dragon Black team. The Dragon Green team wasn’t far behind with a third place finish. If the players continue to develop at their current rate, they will have a fine run through the district tournament set for early April.

Quote:

“A young roster that knows how to score, this group of Dragon golfers is poised for greatness.”

 

Head coach: Matt Glenn

Assistant coach: Jon Youngblood

Roster:

Ben Fernandez

JR

Brandon McKelvey

SO

Carter Marcontell

SO

Colin Hamilton

JR

Collin Janasky

SR

  Colin Kober                                      SO      

George Gardner

JR

Hunter Glenn

JR

Jack Connor

JR

Jorge Morillo

JR

Mason Greenberg

SO

Nat Kajiwara

FR

Ronnie Tobin

JR

Trent Hill

JR

Triston Fisher

JR

Willie Hammond

JR

 

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