By Steven Kochersperger
The Mount Vernon boys’ golf team is gaining experience as the year goes along, improving individually and as a team along the way. The team has had some match’s rained out and faced some others with some unpleasantly cold weather. This past week the weather finally cooperated and the Wildcat golfers were able to play three times. And while they did not come out ahead in any of those three match ups, the team is playing well as they now head into the month of May.
Last Monday the team took on Gibson Southern and finished well behind the Titans. Mount Vernon ended the day with a team score of 188 while Gibson Southern finished with a 177. Sophomore Mitchell Jackson continues to lead the way for Mount Vernon this season as he shot a team best 42 on Monday. Junior Adam Boerner ended up with a 46 while Andrew Higgins shot a 40 and Ethan VanZant carded a 51 for the Wildcats.
On Tuesday the Wildcats traveled to Evansville and played against the Central Bears. The Bears won the match with a team score of 171 while Mount Vernon ended the day with a 185, three strokes better than the day before.
Jackson led the team with a 42, the same score he had on Monday. Boerner also shot the exact same score as the day before as he turned in a 46 while Ryan Magruder shot a 47. Sophomore Josh Martin shot a 50 to round out the teams’ day on Tuesday.
Thursday the boys hosted Reitz and Bosse in a three-way match up that showed even more improvement for the boys’ team. Reitz ended up winning the three-way dual with an impressive 153 but the Wildcats were able to finish in second ahead of Bosse with a team score of 174. The 174 is the best score the Cats turned in all week.
Jackson led the way once again shooting a 35 while Magruder shot a 41. Boerner carded a 44 while Martin finished with a 54 for the Wildcats.
All in all it was not a bad week for the Wildcats. The team looks to continue to improve on their way to the finish of the season and ready themselves individually for the sectionals. And with over half of the season left for the golf team, there is plenty of time to improve.