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.
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?
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.”