For the second consecutive season, the Lake Forest High School Boys Golf has won the NSC crown. Yesterday at Willow Glen Golf Course, the Scouts individually claimed the top three places. Led by senior Jason Folker, shooting one over par (72, 1st), the match seemed to go by especially smooth. Following Folker, juniors Jed Thomas (75, 2nd) and Scott Frevert (76, T-3) took 2nd and tied for 3rd place respectively, assuring the Scouts’ dominance. The tournament standings included Lake Forest, Stevenson and Mundelein rounding out the top 3 places. Overall, after taking all points from conference regular season play into consideration, it remained Lake Forest in first, trailed by Mundelein, followed by the Stevenson Patriots. The Scouts shot a total of 303 strokes during the conference tournament through extremely windy and chilly conditions, impressive considering the weather altogether.
Referring to the team’s success, the battle-tested Scott Frevert noted, “This season we have put our focus on our own team. Putting the other schools aside and making ourselves the focal point has allowed our game to progress tremendously.” Although the team had only 7 of the 12 players participate in conference, it has been a collective effort. Everybody plays an important role on the team even if it is not written on the final card. The main difference Frevert added as compared to past years is that with this team there’s more experience. 4 out of the top 6 players have participated in multiple Varsity seasons for the Scouts. With the IHSA State Tournament looming, it is vital they use their previous exposure to postseason competition to their advantage. As each day passes the returning Varsity players understand that the change in weather is of most concern. Confirmed by Frevert in an interview, he mentioned of playing in September and October, “The greatest struggle that lies in the near future is having to play in the wind and cold. Our mentality has to remain strong to be able to beat the other teams through the frustrating conditions.”
As strenuous as it will be, the team is in a great position. With their experience and determination, this Scouts team will most definitely be prepared for Regionals this coming Tuesday, October 4th.