FHC boys varsity golf finishes third at the conference tournament


On Monday, May 22, the boys varsity golf team hit the links for the conference tournament at Thornapple Pointe Golf Course. The weather was beautiful, and there could not have been better conditions for golf. The tournament started at 8 AM, but this did not faze the boys as they managed to bring their A-game.

At the end of the day, the scoreboard showed that the team had finished in third place, behind two incredibly talented teams: Grand Rapids Christian and East Grand Rapids. Although the Rangers finished third, this finish placed them second in the conference standings for the season, a feat that was not easily accomplished.

Freshman Matthew Murdock absolutely stole the show, shooting a 77 and finishing in ninth place overall, earning him All-Conference honors. Matthew was incredibly stoked about this achievement, as he is only a freshman and this has been something he has been working towards. Mostly though, he was just happy that the team placed well.

“Yesterday went well, but there is still room for improvement. However, as we head to regionals, I believe we will be able to make it to states if we do what we are capable of doing,” Matthew stated.

Matthew has high hopes for him and his team, and luckily for him, FHC has some pretty good golfers. Following Matthew, junior Cam Svoboda also shot very well, scoring an 80 for the day. Junior captains Nicholas Notarnicola and Philip Murdock also played fairly well, shooting 82 and 84 respectively.

Cam was also quite pleased with the match, stating: “I feel good about it and thought I played well. I believe we have a really good chance to make it to states.”

This seems to be a recurring theme, with the boys being confident that if they perform to their potential, they will end up in the state tournament.

Things are starting to click for the Rangers, and head coach Paul TenEyck comments: “Yesterday we played pretty well. We are starting to see some of the things we have been working on come to light.”

The Rangers have one more match on Thursday, May 25, at the Cardinal Invite. It is their last chance to perform before regionals next Wednesday.