Boys’ golf falls short to Hustlers

The boys’ golf team fell short to the Melbourne Central Catholic Hustlers on Tuesday at the Baytree National Golf Course with a score of 219 to the Hustlers’ 201.

“We actually played rather well,” sophomore Nicolas Saladino said. “Our long-distance game was very impressive compared to previous matches. Every player seemed to contribute to the team’s good performance. It’s a shame that we fell short of the victory. As for myself, I think I could have been the difference in the game that would have given us the win. I just didn’t play as well as I know I’m capable of playing by scoring a mediocre 68.”

A victory against the Hustlers in the match would have been an extreme help to the boys’ golf team as they head into the district playoffs, according to sophomore Richard Darnell.

 “With districts coming up, the team needs a ‘boost’ in confidence,” he said. “I am positive confidence and focus are the things we struggle with the most, and those two traits come with winning. A win against MCC would have certainly increased our confidence and would have given the team a shift of momentum going into districts. We will just have keep working hard and get over the tough loss we just experienced if we are to do well in the upcoming playoffs.”