Boys Golf 2019 Preview
The Rebels return 3 of their top 5 players from the 2018 squad that made it to regionals and won the Lou Iaconetti Invitational. Leading the way is returning MVP and junior Luke Poole who had a strong finish to the season including a 3 under par 69 at the Mooresville Invitational and a strong regional tournament (75) which caused him to narrowly miss out on a trip to the State Finals Tournament. Mark Poole also returns after playing his best golf late in the season. Mark shot 78 at sectionals to help his team advance to regionals and posted his best score of 76 at Hillview CC in a match hosted by Franklin. The third varsity returner, sophomore Conner Wray, gained a lot of varsity experience as a freshman and is coming off of a strong summer season. The graduating seniors from 2018 left a void, but the Rebels have a host of players vying to fill it. Senior Nick Susemichel is leading the way after a strong summer campaign followed closely by junior Peyton Zins. The Rebels have a couple of returning players who are working harder to improve their games and have an opportunity for varsity action: sophomores Graeham Watt and Noah Fleming. The Rebels have two freshmen who are hoping to compete for a varsity spot: John Hammerschmitt and Joe Akers. Additionally, there are two seniors who have minimal golf experience, but are fighting for action and improving by the minute: Matthew Waugh and Tom Hodge. The squad is rounded out by freshman Nick Gallagher who is working hard and absorbing everything he can.
The team plays one of the toughest tournament schedules in Indiana and includes a lot of travel to challenging courses. The tournament schedule features trips to Mater Dei Invitational at Victoria National in Evansville, Hall of Fame Classic at Rock Hollow in Peru, State Preview at Prairie View in Carmel, and the Lake Central hosted Lou Iaconetti Invitational at Palmira in St. John. The team is working hard to rise to the challenge, with the hopes that the rigorous schedule leaves them well prepared for the state tournament.