Fresh off a Sectional Championship last year, the Chesterton boys golf team
returns a lot of experience as the 2013 season tees off today at Palmira
against Lowell, Boone Grove and Andrean.
“We’ve got quite a few returning lettermen and five seniors with a lot of
experience this year,” Chesterton coach Kent Butler said. “Winning the
Sectional was a big deal for our guys. It gave them a lot of confidence and
we want to build on that.”
The Trojans’ roster includes a senior class of Scott Chemma, Logan Krantz,
Brandon Martin, Alec Slazas and Evan Zondor.
“It’s nice to have the depth that we have,” Butler said. “We’ve got a lot of
guys that will be competing every day to get into the lineup. That can only
be good for us. We’ll have to be at our best every day.”
Junior Zach Von Huben was consistently in the Chesterton starting lineup
last year and will be counted on again. Also competing for spots in the
lineup are junior Zach Bogich, sophomore John Kelley and freshmen Kyle Krol
and Eric Richardson.
“We have some underclassmen that are players to go along with those
seniors,” Butler said. “Von Huben played a lot for us last year and should
help us again and we’ve got a couple of freshmen that are shooting
consistently around 45.”
Consistency will be the key for this year’s Trojans.
“We’ve got to be consistent,” Butler said. “We have guys who have the
potential to go low, but you can’t rely on that. We have to avoid the big
number. We do that well. If we can get four solid scores from our guys every
night, we can beat some people.”
And last year’s success can only help build that.
“I think their maturity level has gone up,” Butler said. “When they get in
trouble, and everyone does in golf, they hit the right shot to get back in
the hole. Give yourself a chance at par and no worse than bogey.
“Don’t make a 7 or 8.”
The rest of the Chesterton roster includes Gabe Davis (freshman), Nick Friel
(junior), Connor Gaffigan (sophomore), Anthony Rondinelli (sophomore) and
Michael Zondor (freshman).