FHC boys varsity golf improves in back to back showings


On Wednesday, April 12, the boys varsity golf team traveled to Brookside for its first OK White match of the season. Conditions were not as good as the previous match, which made it a little bit more difficult to golf. This showed as FHC’s top golfers did not finish where they were used to.

Freshman Matthew Murdock was a little bit upset with the showing, both personally and as a team, stating “Wednesday was a rough day. We struggled on the greens.”

Despite the unusual conditions and the struggling of FHC’s normally incredibly consistent golfers, two golfers in particular, Brady Miller and Brett Comiskey were able to finish 12th overall with a score of 42 and help the Rangers finish 3rd overall. Not the outcome they were looking for, but definitely not the worst possible outcome either.

The Rangers had no time to practice or hone their skills as they were back out on the green the following day, April 14 for the Kent County Classic at Thornapple Point, facing off against 17 other teams. The boys had a very strong showing, finishing 4th out of 18, an impressive mark. Every single member stepped up their game to help contribute. Leading the way for the Rangers was freshman Matthew Murdock, who shot a team-low 76, earning him 6th overall out of over 80 golfers.

Junior captain Philip Murdock was pretty happy after the match, especially after not performing as well as he would have liked the previous day. “Personally I stepped up and shifted to a good round,” Philip said after the match. “Matthew also stepped up in a big way as a freshman to take charge and lead the team in scoring.”

With the golf season now in full swing, there is still room for improvement, but the boys should be happy with their performance. They have already come a long way since the first practice, and will only continue to get better from here on out.

“The start of the season has shown us a lot,” said assistant coach Mitch Timyan. “We have had lots of very close scores between our players. We have had some players who played very well and others that have some areas to improve on. Overall, there is always room for improvement and there are some specific areas of work that need to be addressed.”

The FHC boys varsity golf team will be back in action at 1:30 PM on Tuesday, April 18, at Railside Golf Club.