They’ve been waiting a while and now it’s their turn.
The Chesterton boys golf team opens the 2012 season today when they venture
to The Brassie to take on Andrean, Boone Grove and Lowell.
“After having the guys that have been here over the last few years, I think
these guys are really ready to take their shot at it,” Chesterton coach Kent
Butler said. “They’re itching to show what they can do.”
The Trojans will rely on a pair of seniors, Austin Johnson and Jay Crots,
and three juniors, Brandon Martin, Evan Zondor and Logan Krantz, to start
“We have a little bit of experience and those guys, to their credit, got out
and played over the summer,” Butler said. “They played in a lot of
tournaments with some older guys and that’s really helped out.”
Consistency will be the key to the team’s success.
“They’re more consistent this spring than they were when they left us last
year,” Butler said. “They’re mainly scoring better because they are thinking
their way around the course better and avoiding big numbers. We always
seemed to have one hole where we took a big number last year.”
Also fighting for positions in the lineup are juniors Alec Slazas and Scott
Chemma, along with sophomore Zach VonHuben.
“We don’t have the guy that can come in and shoot 34 or 35 to save the day,”
Butler said. “I think we can post four solid scores every night and compete
with the best teams in the conference. I’ll be disappointed if we don’t
advance out of Sectionals and contend with the best teams in the area.”