2021 Boys Golf Season Review
Following the COVID-19 cancellation of the 2020 season, the theme of the 2021 Roncalli boys golf team was youth. Other than senior Conner Wray, the leader of the Royals on the course and off, the team had little to no varsity experience. Wray played number one in every match with a season average of 40.2, had a season-best of 72 and placed second at the Edinburgh Invitational. He placed fourth in the Marion County Tournament and shot 77 in the sectional to advance to regional, where he played well and fell just short in his bid to make it to state.
While developing varsity experience, the team had quite a few successes with a winning record of 77-49. The team shot a season-low 327 in the Zionsville Invite at Golf Club of Indiana, placed third in the Edinburgh Invitational, second in the Marion County Tournament and fourth in the sectional, coming within two shots of a third-straight trip to regionals. The main varsity competitors were junior Ben Stanley, with a season average of 43.9, sophomore Nick Stewart at 44.5, sophomore Bayley Schoettle at 44.6 and junior Joe Akers at 44.9. Senior Noah Fleming also earned a couple of varsity starts, as did junior Luke Russell, who missed the second half of the season due to injury.
The team wishes Conner, Noah and senior Graeham Watt the best as they move on to college, and looks forward to the future as they return four of five starters for next season and have several JV players ready to complete for a spot in the varsity lineup. own improvement. The Royals have improved the tremendously during the season year after year and 2021 looks to be more of the same.