Staff photo/Greg Sellentin Left to right, front row: Ethan Havel, Levi Doenges, Anna Romeo, Coach Rice, Brandon Payne Left to right, back row: Adam Bates, Chase Wilson, Dylan Posenjak, Ben Dillery, Andy Rude, Coach Hendricks, Jaden Roberts, Weston Swirtz, Joe Stewart, Ian Volk, Aidan Shannon, Julian Brown, Joe Kaden, Nathan Vekved Not pictured: Tanner Wilson and Jocelyn Roberts

Golfers look to strong season | Spring sports preview

  • Thu Mar 16th, 2017 4:39pm
  • Sports

Twenty boys and three girls have made the trip out to the San Juan Golf and Tennis Club each day since Feb. 27, weather permitting, to practice for a spot on the Wolverines golf squad.

The golf season lasts almost three months, with the final round of the state championships held on May 24.

The golfing program at Friday Harbor High School attracts students for a variety of reasons.

“I love the idea that I can do this for the rest of my life,” said Hallie Hargrove. “I don’t want to be cheerleading at 40.”

Anna Romeo, who recently moved to San Juan Island, started playing golf because injuries in other sports caused her to take up the clubs as rehabilitation.

Joe Stewart, a senior who while on the basketball squad was one of the more intense, motivating players joked, “It’s a little more laid back, and a little more friendlier; there is not as much yelling in golf!”

Dylan Posenjak was introduced to the game at age 13 by his mom and dad, who are both avid golfers.

“I liked it because I felt I was a natural at it,” Dylan said.

Boys & Girls Golf Schedule

3-15 @ Grace 3:45

3-21 Orcas 2:30

3-23 @MVC 3:00

4-04 @Lopez 2:00

4-18 Grace 4:30

4-25 MVC 4:30

5-02 @Orcas 1:30

 

Staff photo/Greg Sellentin Coach Shawn Hendricks, Dylan Posenjak, Coach Rice, Joe Stewart. Joe and Dylan are the only players that are confirmed to make the traveling team. Staff photo/Greg Sellentin

Staff photo/Greg Sellentin Two of the three girls on the team, Hallie Hargrove, and Anna Romeo.