Golf team tees off on 2010 season
August 31, 2010
Submitted by George Murphy
On Thursday, Aug, 26, the Park City High School boy’s golf team officially kicked off its 2010 season at Carbon Country Club in Helper, Utah.
The team’s first match of the season came after home tournament was cancelled due to heavy rains a week prior.
The team begins the season with four returning seniors who have been on the team since their freshman year: Michael Coopman, Ryan Kearns, Brian Schwerin and Matt VanLeeuwen. The rest of the team is composed of juniors Evan Fleming, Andrew Method and Ben Harries, sophomores Justin Shluker, Jack Egan and Adam Eisenbarth and freshmen Harry Hanskat and Colton Kissell.
The team enters this season as two-time 3A State Champions. But after their first tournament, the boys realized that a third straight title will not be a walk in the park. Park City combined to shoot a 302, which was three strokes better than Union (305) and eight strokes ahead of Wasatch (310).
The team was led by senior Ryan Kearns, who ended the day with a 73, which was the low score for the team and second lowest for the tournament.
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"This was an important start for Ryan this season," head coach George Murphy said. "If we are going to have a chance at repeating, we need Ryan’s leadership. He started last year with an even-par round and it set the tone for our team and season. I am hoping for the same thing to happen again this time around."
Ryan was followed by Michael Coopman (75), Justin Shluker (77) and Jack Egan (77). The team competes again this Thursday at Park City Golf Club, teeing off at 11:00 a.m.