By John Stillman ‘19
On a crisp, sunny, fall morning, the Crusaders descended upon Cog Hill for the Chicago Catholic League Golf Championships. Although not coming out victorious, both the varsity and junior varsity teams battled the elements and left it all on the course.
The junior varsity team came into the conference tournament hoping to just finish their season strong. The team finished with a combined score of 375, respectable for the windy conditions. Freshman Tony Macellaio said, “We didn’t play our best as our scores showed, but there’s a lot of talent that could help the team in years to come.”
The varsity Crusaders came into the conference with high expectations according to senior Jack McShane. McShane said, “We had been playing really good practice rounds at the conference course and unfortunately shot higher when it mattered.” The varsity team finished with a combined team score of 328, sixth in the tournament.
Despite the disappointment at conference, McShane still believes the team has a shot at making the state tournament. McShane said, “I’m confident that we will have a good run in the state playoffs, as we have seen the majority of our regional and sectional opponents this year.”
The varsity team will next compete in the IHSA Regionals at Carriage Greens and IHSA Sectionals at Broken Arrow soon after.