Q&A: Boys’ golf captain reflects on successful season, standout members


Cole Jones

Junior Brennan Rice prepares to hit a golf ball at the district tournament on Oct. 17, 2022. The tournament was held at Heritage Country Club in Charlton.

Ava Arcona and Marygrace Sarrasin

The 2022 boys’ golf season ended with a 9-7 record and the team recently competed in the district tournament on Oct. 17, finishing in tenth place. The team was led by senior captains Chris Wittman and Jack Roberts. Although the team did not qualify to advance, Roberts is proud of his team as he reflects on the season. 

How was the season overall? What worked for your team and what did not work?

“We are happy with our season, we had a great group of kids and a lot of people returning. Seven out of our eight varsity players were upperclassmen, which is not typical because there are usually more underclassmen. Next year could be a little bit tough, but we are happy that we played well and we finished with a winning record.”

What is your team dynamic like and how do you work together? 

“Even though golf is an individual sport, I think we play well together and communicate well. We help each other and [have good] team spirit.”

What players especially stepped up this season and how?

“[Junior] Brennan Rice. Two years ago he hadn’t played a ton of golf, but he practiced a ton this past summer and stepped it up and he’s been playing really well. He’s helped us win a lot of matches this season.”

What is coming up for the team and what do you think next season will look like?

“Next year we’re going to have a few returning kids that are now juniors and will be seniors. We’re going to have to recruit some new kids and some kids are going to need to step up. It will be an interesting year, maybe a bit of a rebuilding year, but I think it will work out well.”