Boys' golf start off successful

By Peter Fusilero
Executive Sports Editor
With the season already in full swing (no pun intended), this year’s varsity golf team hosted Lake Zurich on Aug. 14 for a competitive non-conference match before playing any Mid-Suburban league conference matches.
After all was said and done, Prospect defeated Lake Zurich 299-324.
The varsity golfers that had leading scores were seniors Ryan Maloney (72), Joey Corrado (73), Jeff Blethen (75) and junior Reid Dahlstrom (79).
Head coach Tom Martindale said going into this match that Lake Zurich had a good program and it definitely showed.
“I know [Lake Zurich’s] number one player was playing well, he had a 37 on the front nine,” Martindale said.
Senior Adam Schulte from Lake Zurich shot an impressive 72 leading the way for the Bears.

Maloney wouldn’t of been able to tie Schulte if it wasn’t for his eagle. “I hit the ball pretty well and tapping in that eagle on 17 made me feel good,” Maloney said.
Maloney wishes he could have done better putting, but overall he thought it was a good day being that it was so early in the season.

Another golfer that did well for Prospect was  Blethen who had his share of highlights during the match.

“I did really good on 18 for a tap in birdie…and I had some really good shots,” Blethen said.

The weather was good all throughout the day with no rain or heavy winds. However prior to the match against Lake Zurich, the varsity golf team had a invitational on a rainy Tuesday at Rolling Green Golf Course.

In that particular invitational, Prospect claimed second place shooting 303 as a team. The leading scorer for that day was Blethen who placed 5th individually with a score of 73.

“There was difficulty adjusting because there is a lot of difference between the tee shots and green speed,” Blethen said.
Despite the change in forecast, Blethen said that this should be a successful golf season.
“It was the first home meet of the year so it was good to kick things off and we are looking forward to the rest of the season,” Blethen said.