Golf at Its Best

BY Travis Pietkiewicz


            The Boy’s and Girl’s golf teams had the honor of sending four students to districts for golf:Ryan Carniewski, Justin Latsko, Carly Yovich, and Cortney Carr.

    “It was a lot of pressure, I was very nervous; coaches were following us everywhere and it was a very serious match,” says Sophomore Ryan Carniewski, on going to districts for golf.

            The Boy’s golf team was represented at Meadville Country Club by Sophomore Ryan Carniewski, who finished 14th and Junior Justin Latsko, who finished 11th out of about 50 golfers.   Throughout the season, Justin and Ryan worked hard to make districts. Ryan shot an average score of 81 and a high score of 75, which earned him a spot in districts. Also, Ryan was ranked 5th in the region by the end of the season. Justin had a fantastic year. He shot an average of 78 with a high score of 69, which landed him the 4th rank in the region.

            Justin Latsko was ultimately upset with the way he played at districts: “Districts was frustrating. I definitely got more experience for next year, but I need to be better prepared.”         The Girl’s team was represented at Riverside in Cambridge Springs by Sophomore Carly Yovich and Senior Cortney Carr. Cortney finished 11th out of 31 golfers and Carly finished 10th.

Cortney described her experience at districts as “more pressure than a regular match and the conditions for golfing were fantastic.”

Carly was disappointed with her performance at districts, Carly explained, “I was very disappointed, because I went to districts last year and I really wanted to make states this year.”

During the off-season all four golfers try to play as much as they can. Ryan states, “I try to pick up a club whenever I can and hit some golf balls.” Justin plays year round to try to be the best he can.Carly takes private lessons from a golf instructor, goes to the driving range at the Family First Dome in winter, and putts around her house all the time. Cortney has a flag set up in her back yard and tries to chip it as close as she can to the flag.

Fort LeBoeuf golf looks to have a bright future with talented golfers dedicated to the sport.