CoEd golf team ends championship season at States


Junior Julie Luo putts on the green. Photo courtesy of Chris Prak.

Sandy Cho

After ending the regular season with a spectacular record of 6-1, the golf team continued to triumph by placing fourth at States, which was held at the Meadow Book Country Club in Richmond, Va. and lasted from Oct. 13 to Oct. 15. This marked the first time in Jefferson history that the team was able to place high enough at Regionals to advance to States.

In addition to qualifying for States, individual team members sophomore Nathan Chuwait and junior Julie Luo received third and fifth place in the individual competition.

“We did really well this season,” Luo said. “It was really exciting how we made it to states and our record this season was amazing.”

In particular, Head Coach John Myers was extremely proud of the player’s efforts this season.

“We accomplished many of our goals, including taking the team to States, not just two individuals like we did last year,” Myers said. “That made the season more rewarding and fulfilling for all, including the parents who went along.”

Although the fall season is completely over, team still has plans to continue practice over the off-season, such as working on weaknesses or participating in individual tournaments, to improve and gear up for the next season.

“We want to continue the overall team improvement and increase the competition level by employing more practice sessions on more difficult courses,” Myers said. “I would like the see the players continue to play more golf on their own, and then get some lessons that focus on developing a particular skill, or changing some aspect of their game that seems to be holding them back from reaching their full potential as a golfer.”

For next season, players are excited to improve their accomplishments from this year.

“Our goal for next year is to do even better than we did this year, but we want to make it back to States as a team so that we can try to play even better than we did this year,” Chuwait said. ”Hopefully through hard work and practice we can achieve this goal.”

However, the departing seniors will miss the fond memories they have created with the team as they depart for college.

“I’m definitely going to miss the team and the relationships and jokes we’ve had with each other,” senior J.C. Panagides, a co-captain, said. “We were such a close-knit team this year.”