Boys golf wrap up

The boys golf season that started in early August has finally come to a close. Here is a look at what the team accomplished this season and their hopes for next season.


Cameron Reimers

Cole Eberly ’22 watches his put closely

The West High boys golf team made great strides this year, not only with the players’ individual performance but also as a team. The team’s 9-hole-average was 168.20 and the 18-hole-average was 326.60.

The Trojans also scored seventh out of 16 teams at the Mississippi Valley Conference Super tournament, with a score of 322, beating rival school Liberty by one point. They also placed fifth in front of Liberty High at the Blue Top Ridge Invite, winning by one stroke again. These were big wins for the Trojans.

When you beat your rival it always feels good, when you beat them by only one stroke twice, it shows you that the rivalry is strong and will be for years.

— Dillon Croco

West’s biggest accomplishment was securing a win at one of the boys varsity quad meets, hosted at Finkbine Golf Course. This win was their first win at a tournament for West High boys golf since 2017. This win, combined with the Trojan’s other performances at various meets, put them at 4th in the Mississippi Valley Conference at the end of the season.
“This year was one of the most enjoyable seasons. All the people on the team are really fun to be around, and we have grown as a team together,” said Owen Larson ’23, one of the team’s co-captains alongside Brady Simcox ’23. Individually the team had many great performances. Dillon Croco ’24 and Cole Eberly ’22 both won second-team all-conference. “Making second-team all-conference was one of my goals. It’s a great personal accomplishment but it still leaves room for improvement,” said Croco. Larson and Simcox also got an honorable mention from the Mississippi Valley Conference.

“I think our team improved most in our team-depth. Last year we only had a couple of players who could consistently play well,” said Larson. “But this year we had about 6 players who could play well depending on the day. This means that we had the potential for a lot better scores than last year.”
Looking ahead to next year, Larson says his main goal for the team is to qualify for the state tournament. “We all are going to practice a lot over the summer and be mentally ready to play really well next year and be one of the best teams in the state.”