Boys' golf defeats Barrington

By Lauren Millerphoto

Multimedia Editors

Hard work is how the boys’ varsity golf team defeated Barrington on Thursday, Sept. 26. The Knights shot an overall score of 144 strokes, which is only two over par.

“We just have to keep practicing, keep working hard and the results will keep coming.” junior Grant Gavin said.

The team was lead by Gavin, who shot a one under par of 34. Senior Ralph Tenuta followed with a score 35 strokes, an even par. Rounding out the team was senior Josh Johnson’s 37 and senior Reid Dahlstrom’s 38.

The win on Thursday is perfect timing for the Knights. It ties Prospect and Barrington for first in conference with both teams having a record of 10-1.

“[This win] is a good confidence booster for us, and gives us some momentum going into conference.” Gavin said.

The Knights will be competing in the conference championship on Monday, going head to head again with Barrington.

The Knights road to conference was not a cakewalk, though. Johnson believes that throughout the season the boys short game and putting has much improved. Along with their consistency as a whole, with the Knights averaging around a 36/38 strokes.

Tenuta said, “It’s right where we need to be.”

This puts the Knights in good position heading into playoffs, and to win conference.

“[Our goal] to be competitive in conference and regionals and play like we know we can play.” Johnson said.