Boys’ Golf Makes a Statement with Win at Steeple Chase

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Charlie Anderson

It is hard to believe that the Boys’ Varsity Golf season is already half way done. This is usually the point where teams either rise up to the occasion or fold under pressure. With North Suburban Conference Championship, IHSA Regionals, Sectionals, and State lurking in the back of everyone’s mind, a statement needed to be made about whether or not the Scouts can rekindle some magic a year prior, contending for a state championship.

The Scouts varsity team traveled to Mundelein to face the Mustangs along with other friendly rivals in this Regional preview at Steeple Chase Golf Club. The Saturday afternoon was perfect, featuring high 70’s heat with plenty of sunshine accompanied by a calm breeze, leading players and coaches to believe that scores were going to be low.

Scoring got off to a quick start with freshman sensation Jack Marshall and consistent Patrick Moorhead coming out hot their first three holes at one under par. Scoring didn’t come as easy for the sophomore Colin Jasper, as he struggled on his back nine signing his scorecard for an 81 (+9). Co-captains Danny Fisher and Sam Davis have been the backbone all year, yet didn’t show their best stuff this go around at Steeple Chase GC.

When the Scouts seemed as if their backs were up against the wall, sophomore Charlie Haggerty saved the day, finishing with 72 (E) and a runner-up finish. “I played really well,” Charlie mentioned, “You know when you hit it, and you just know it is going to be good, today was one of those days.” Coming off his own runner-up finish at the Deerfield Invite was Patrick Moorhead, who followed his 69 up with a 72 (E).

Other contributors for the Scouts were Danny Fisher 73 (+1) and Jack Marshall 75 (+3), helping the Scouts finish at four score total of 292 (+4), beating the likes of Loyola and New Trier with ease and a much needed boost coming off some recent struggles. As former Boys Golf beat writer Kyle Wix said, “This is a statement win.” This was the Scouts second Invitational win of the year, the previous being Buffalo Grove. What will be key coming down the stretch for this young team will be a Charlie Haggerty type performance, a breakout star. The stretch run will be an exciting time to be a Scouts’ golf fan.