Expectations high for Fox Chapel boys golf
TribLIVE Sports Videos
Fox Chapel Area High School boys golf coach Bryan Deal is entering his third season and the team has compiled a 29-3 dual meet record.
Expectations will be high again this year as the Foxes boast an experienced lineup.
Deal will have five seniors leading the way — Jordan Alfery, DJ Dietrich, Nathan Friday, Charlie Friend and Patrick Sheerer.
They will be joined by junior David Rice, sophomores James Braham, Mike Gerger, Matt Calandra and Matt Friday and freshmen Anthony Cordaro and Alex Lawson.
“We have an experienced, balanced team,” Deal said. “Any of the golfers in our lineup have the ability to be the medalist on any given day.”
That was in evidence on Aug. 19 as the Foxes participated in the Garrison Invitational at Latrobe Country Club.
Friday, in his first varsity match, was the medalist as the Foxes claimed the championship.
“That was a big day for the varsity,” Deal said. “That was the first time we ever won the Garrison.”
The Foxes were 11 strokes better than Erie Cathedral Prep and bested Central Catholic by 14.
The team balance was clearly evident as Sheerer was right behind Friday with an 80, Alfery and Cordaro came in at 81 and Dietrich shot an 82.
The Foxes then opened Division 1, Section 4 play with a 204-238 win over Plum.
Alfery led the Foxes with a 39. Friday and Mike Gerger each shot a 40 followed by Dietrich with a 42 and Sheerer at 43.
The Foxes disposed of Penn Hills by 191-238 on Aug. 21.
Dietrich was the medalist with a 34 followed by Sheerer at 35, Cordaro and Alfery at 40 and Gerger at 42.
The ended the perfect opening week with a 195-268 romp over Woodland Hills.
Alfery led the way this time with a 35. Dietrich posted a 37 while Sheerer and Cordaro came in at 40 and Gerger finished at 42. The Foxes improved to 3-0 in section and 4-0 overall.
Marty Stewart is a sports editor for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-782-2123 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Penguins GM insists coach Johnston was no afterthought
- Pirates down Cardinals, inch closer in wild-card chase
- Pirates notebook: McCutchen returns to starting lineup; Alvarez out
- URA drops Philly developer, cites delays on Garden Theater block project
- For Steelers outside linebacker Jones, size is not an obstacle
- Foundations reject overture from developer on August Wilson Center
- No injuries after Greensburg-Salem school bus accident in Murrysville
- Dunbar continues clean-up efforts after flood
- Duquesne will open A-10 play on national television
- Coast Guard fires in defense on Iran boat
- High school football notebook: Summer heat possible for season’s first week