FHC boys varsity golf gets back on track with two solid matches


After a long break, the FHC boys varsity golf team got back into action for back-to-back matches on Wednesday and Thursday, May 11 and 12.  On Wednesday, the boys traveled to Quail Ridge to participate in an OK White Jamboree. The conditions were beautiful and the team was excited to compete after a while off.

Led by junior Brett Comiskey the boys finished in third place, only behind two tough teams in Lowell and Grand Rapids Christian. Brett shot a 37, good for seventh place overall. Freshman Matthew Murdock and junior captain Philip Murdock both performed well shooting 40 and 41 respectively, and junior Cam Svoboda came in with a 42. As a team, it was a very strong performance especially after a rough match last week.

On Thursday, it was more of the same. This time the Rangers were able to compete on their home course, Watermark Country Club. They once again finished in third place, this time led by Matthew shooting a 38. Junior captain Nicolas Notarnicola also performed very well, scoring 39. The boys felt very well with their performances on both Thursday and Friday.

“The past two matches we have been seeing some improvement overall, we are just trying to work on all performing well at the same time, which we are close to doing but not quite there yet,” said Nicholas.

While the boys have performed well in their last two matches, their season has been full of ups and downs, so they are going to continue to work on maintaining consistency. With only three matches to go in the regular season, the time is now for the boys, just as they are beginning to play their best golf.

Head Coach Paul TenEyck had this to say after Thursday’s match. “We played well in both of the last two matches. We are still looking for consistency. Golf is a very interesting sport. What might work well one day, doesn’t work the next. It is all about getting as many reps as possible as we head towards Regionals.”

The team’s next match is on May 15 at Muskegon Country Club.