OSWEGO, NY – The 2010 Oswego boysâ€™ golf season has started with a bang.
After winning their first two matches of the season late last week, the Oswego golf team traveled to Drumlins Country Club to compete in the Henninger Invitational on Monday – and won the event.
Oswegoâ€™s total stroke count of 200 bested 10 other teams including defending champions Fayetteville-Manlius, defending sectional champions West Genesee, and strong league contenders Baldwinsville, CNS, Auburn, and Liverpool.
Leading the Bucs on this day was senior Austin Tracz whose nine-hole score of 38 was low on the team and tied for third low in the field of 66 golfers.
â€œAustin is hitting more fairways this year – and consequently more greens,â€ said coach Rose about his team medalist. â€œHe worked hard on his game this off-season, played some tournament golf, and he is reaping the benefits of that work now.â€
Also playing well for the Bucs was Sam Lalonde, whose round of 39 included one eagle and one birdie.
Samâ€™s eagle came on the tricky par-4 third hole at Drumlins where he wedged the ball in from 80 yards out in the fairway.
Sam is in his sophomore season and looking for a little more consistency in his game this season. A 39 at Drumlins is a nice start.
Three rounds of 41 were also posted on this day by fellow players Matt Lloyd, Brandon Tracz, and first year player Luke Boshart. Alec Kunzwiler shot 42.
â€œWith a start like this,â€ said Coach Rose, â€œwe have to be careful not to get overly confident. Itâ€™s a good start, and Iâ€™m happy for the players, happy to see their hard work during the off-season starting to pay off. But there is always work to do in this game. Always work to be done. It is a long season with a lot of competitive golf. I look forward to helping these kids improve and progress.â€
The team gets another chance to show their coach some progress when they travel to The Links at Sunset Ridge on Tuesday to do battle in a tri-match with Corcoran and Auburn.