Boys’ Golf delays outdoor activities

Snow, other unfavorable weather keep team inside

Zach Slavic & David Bix, Staff Writers

Boys’ Golf looks to have another successful season this year after winning state last season. Losing three key graduates from last year’s team, college golfers Reece Sanders ‘17, Ian Murray ‘17, and Peter Gullickson ‘17 and facing an inability to properly practice due to the snow, the team will have to overcome significant issues in order to repeat as champions.

However, led by senior captains Derek Hitchner ‘18, Campbell Morrison ‘18, and Sam Gelb ‘18, the team feels confident in their chances to thrive once again. Team member Andrew Leslie ‘20 says, “This year will be very difficult to repeat, but we have some guys on this team who are ready to take the next step and succeed.”

Because of the intense care and precision required to operate a golf course, courses in Minnesota have been very delayed in opening and will still be closed for a few days after the snow has melted.

Snow and cold have led to multiple cancelled matches and indoor practices at facilities like the Braemar golf dome and Inside Edge Golf.

Players are itching for the golf courses to clear up so matches and practices can finally be held outdoors.