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Trojan Boys Golf tees off season today

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Even with Mother Nature wreaking havoc, the Chesterton boys golf team will tee off its season tonight at Lake of the Four Seasons.

The Trojans face off against Boone Grove, Andrean and Lowell at 4 p.m., led by senior Mitch Davis and junior Devin Trusty with high expectations after finishing tied for sixth as a team at the Lafayette Regional last year.

“We may be stronger this year because of that experience last year,” Chesterton head coach Jordan Nelson said. “They’ve got an extra fire in their bellies to get where we want to go. We’ve got high expectations. We’ll have to count on our experience to make sure we are playing our best golf at the end of the year to get out of Regionals.

“That’s the ultimate goal for us.”

Davis, an IU commit, was Sectional medalist last year and finished 20th at the State Finals. Trusty was just six strokes from qualifying for the State Finals.

“We’ve got a nice 1-2 punch,” Nelson said. “Mitch has been at the top of the lineup for the past couple of years and Devin is right there too. I think he’ll have a great year. He’s put in a lot of time over the last year on his game.

“They both know what they are doing out there.”

The Trojan lineup gets a boost from freshman Sean Elliott.

“Sean will be three for us,” Nelson said. “He should have an immediate impact. He’s played a lot of competitive golf. It’s a little bit of a different arena for him, playing as a team, but he’ll adjust to it.”

Nelson’s squad has a three-man battle for the final two varsity spots between junior Cameron Schultz, sophomore Jackson Roberts and Jackson Kerkes.

“Those guys put a lot of time in and that’s going to translate onto the course,” Nelson said.

And the battle against Mother Nature?

“Normally, the weather is something just us in the north have to deal with,” Nelson said. “This year, it’s been the whole State. That’s probably an advantage for us. We’re used to playing with two or three layers of clothes on.”

 

 

Posted 4/11/2018

 
 
 
 

 

 

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