Geibel golf team filled with potential
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While the Geibel golf team doesn't possess big numbers in terms of roster size, coach Judy Morrow said she believes there is plenty of quality on this year's team.
“It's a young team,” Morrow said. “I've got five new guys, but there is a lot of potential here. I really think by the end of the season, we will have a nice team.”
The Gators will enter the season without the services of several regular starters from last year's squad. Ibrahim Shaktih and Zach Chester graduated, and Ray Paris has transferred to Uniontown.
That leaves Matthew Emerson, the lone senior on this year's team, to step up into a leadership role.
“I'm looking forward to it,” Emerson said. “All the years that I've been here, we've had really good seniors, and I'm hoping I can continue that level of leadership.”
Emerson said he believes the team can have success this season as it builds toward the future with a roster dominated by underclassmen.
“Realistically, I think we'll have some matches that we have a chance to win,” Emerson said. “I think this will be a really good build-up year.”
In the early practices leading into the season, several golfers have stood out, Morrow said.
“(Sophomores) Anthony Lovat and John-Luke Tlumack have caught my attention, and I'm excited about (junior) Vinny Delsignore,” Morrow said. “Delsignore must play a lot, and he looks like he will be a nice, steady player. Lovat and Tlumack were with us last year, and I think they have really improved.”
Juniors Bailey Miller and Steve Conko are expected to contribute, as are sophomores Joel Lazar, Kawlija Leapline and Ben Lucero and freshman Liam Reshenberg.
“At any point, any of these guys can come up and it's nice because we may not always have the same top six,” Morrow said.
The Gators will play their home matches at Pleasant Valley Country Club, and Morrow said she is thrilled to have the opportunity to have the team play there. She pointed out the course is in excellent shape heading into the season.
As for what the season holds, Morrow can't wait to find out.
“I feel like we will be competitive,” Morrow said. “This is my third year, and it's nice to see a group coming out like this.”
Geibel will compete in Section 2-AA and will begin section action with a match Monday at Derry.
Jason Black is the Local Sports Editor of the Daily Courier. He can be reached at email@example.com.
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