Team suffers first loss of the season

Lucas Lee

Today, the boys’ golf team lost 185-205 to Loyola High School at Lakeside Golf Club. This was its first loss of the season, moving their record to 2-1 after the team beat Buckley High School and Notre Dame High School.

While the team did not perform to expectation, the root of the problem was its weak start, captain Clay Skaggs ’20 said.

“None of us played our best during the match, so we ended up losing too Loyola,” Skaggs said. “The hardest hole of the match was that a couple of us got off to really bad starts.”

Both captains, Skaggs and Chronicle Editor-in-chief Tammer Bagdasarian ’20 struggled at first, but were able to rally through their matches, Skaggs said.

“[Bagdasarian] made an 8 on the first hole and I made double bogey on the first three holes, but both of us were able to rally and make the best out of our rounds ([Bagdasarian] went one under for the rest of the round and I birdied three of the last four holes),” Skaggs said.

The most difficult hole at Lakeside Golf Club is hole nine, Skaggs said.

“It’s a 235 yard par-3 with OB long and right and a couple of large green side bunkers,” Skaggs said. “ I actually play that hole pretty well. I made birdie on it both times we played there this year.”