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Boys golf season tees off today

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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).



Posted 4/12/2013