Golf season in review


Mary Loera

The golf team poses for a team pic on the course.

Parker Loera, Managing Editor

The boys golf team finished up the season on Wednesday, Oct. 2 over at Quicksilver Golf Club against West Allegheny, losing by just three strokes.

The Hawks started out the season hot, winning four of their first five matches, giving South Park their only loss of the year, while the Hawks had their loss coming in a playoff against a tough Elizabeth Forward team.

They then had a rough week to start out the September stretch, losing three in a row to Baldwin, Mt. Lebanon, and Peters Township.

But the Hawks got back on track. With wins against section foes Allderdice, McKeesport, and West Mifflin, they advanced their record to 7-4.

The following week was full of action.

The Hawks opened up the week with the section individual qualifiers over at Butler’s Golf Course. They sent one player, John Harmon, to the WPIAL semifinals over at Hannastown Country Club after shooting a 79 with an even-par 36 on the back nine. He went on to shoot 86 there with a two-over 37 on the back nine the following week.

The Hawks fell to Upper St. Clair, Baldwin, and Mt. Lebanon. They needed a win against Baldwin to make the playoffs, but they fell short, only losing by four strokes.

After a busy few weeks, the Hawks finished the season with three matches in three weeks, falling to Chartiers Valley, South Fayette, and West Allegheny all by just a few strokes.

The Hawks finished with a 7-10 record and 6-4 in the section. The Hawks varsity squad are graduating four seniors, including Hunter Dorfner, Zach Bielozer, Parker Loera, and Joey Cardamone. The Hawks have a promising future with many returning next year.