Sports recap: boys golf


Ben Dossett, Reporter/Photographer

Although the boys golf team struggled to keep their scores low this season, they kept their heads high and never failed to put forward their best effort, making major improvements throughout the season. Senior captain Kyle Kuykendall said that the lessons learned through their struggle taught them far more than a winning season would have.

“We weren’t very good, and we knew that, so we just went out to try and have fun every day,” said Kuykendall. “We started out extremely bad, but by the end of the season, everyone was a lot more consistent.”

Although the team struggled in terms of their performance, Kuykendall said that the comradery was better than ever.

“I didn’t know any of the people going into the season except for one or two because they were mostly sophomores or freshmen, but I really liked how we came together as a team,” Kuykendall said.

Kuykendall, the only senior on the team this year, said that historically, the captains have had a very small presence. He wanted this season to be different.

“I took it as a responsibility, [to be] a person the guys could look up to, not only on the golf course, but at school, outside of school, just kinda to be that older person they could go to,” Kuykendall said.

Looking towards the next season, Kuykendall says he thinks the team has a lot of potential. As he is the only senior, there will be 11 members of this years team returning next fall.

“We could be really good in the next couple of years, if that’s something [the team] wants to pursue,” said Kuykendall. “It’s up to the guys to decide if they want to be part of a team that can be successful.”