New coach implements team practices

By Robbie Loeb

First year Head Coach Tony Kewalremani filled the role of former Head Coach Scott Wood with one goal in mind: to revive the golf program.

The team never used to have a practice schedule under Wood, but with Kewalremani’s new system, the boys play every weekday and many practice both days of the weekend.

“This year we have been practicing as a team and working really hard every day to be the best team we can be, and that has been an improvement from last year,” team captain and Texas A&M-commit Charlie Benell ’12 said. “The practices have helped because they give people who would not ordinarily practice after school the opportunity to get better and dedicate some time to practicing.”

The boys went into their first match against Chaminade Feb. 28 with high hopes of beating last year’s Mission League champions. However, the Wolverines lost by two strokes, 199-201, to the Eagles at Woodland Hills Country Club with an uncharacteristic round of 10-over from Emory-commit Max Goodley ’12.

The boys rebounded with an eight-shot victory, 194-202, over the Eagles at Wilson Harding Golf Course two days later behind Bakari Bolden’s ’14 two-under 35.

“Bolden has been playing consistently well, and we can count on him every week,” Benell said.

The team took both matches against rival Crespi the following week, led by Michael Aronson’s ’13 one-under 35 at Encino Golf Course on March 6.

The Wolverines face St. Francis Thursday and Notre Dame next week.