FHC boys varsity golf finishes 7th in the Traverse City Central Tee-off


This past weekend, April 21-22, the boys varsity golf team traveled up to Crystal Mountain to compete in the Traverse City Tee-off, a tournament consisting of over 20 other teams. This tournament is highly anticipated each and every year for the boys so they were extremely excited and eager to get there.

The team arrived on Thursday night, and two days later they were sitting in the top ten with the tournament coming to a close. On Friday, junior Cam Svoboda shot a 78, and freshman Matthew Murdock finished 7th overall. In addition to these strong performances, the whole team played well enough to earn them 7th place overall, a very impressive mark, considering the difficulty of the courses.

“I struggled over both days with some pretty tough courses but the team worked through it for a solid top-ten finish out of some of the best teams in Michigan,” junior captain Philip Murdock stated after the match.

Even though some 0f the boys didn’t finish as well as they would have liked, 7th place was nothing to be ashamed of. In addition to this, the weekend was also a success outside of the course. While most of the time the team was on the green, they did have some off time. This off time allowed them to spend time together and bond as a team. Golf is an individual sport, but the team aspect of it is still very important.

Cam said, “My favorite part of the trip was just spending time with the team and growing closer to one another.”

With a successful weekend in the past, the team can now look ahead to the future. The competition is only going to get better and the boys are going to have to continue to work hard and improve.

Coach TenEyck agrees, stating “The trip up north was a success both on the course and with team bonding. We still need to work on course management and understanding how and where to hit our shot.”

The team has a one-day break before hitting the links again on Monday, April 24 for the Next Tee Invite at Oakland Hills.