By Rongi Yost
Correspondent 

Boys golf team wraps up season

 

Last updated 6/7/2022 at Noon



The boys golf squad had only one player out for the sport this season, sophomore Devin Coverdale, who stuck with the sport through cancelled matches, and courses covered with snow that made the game unplayable.

Coverdale played at Tokatee in early March under favorable weather conditions, and then took a week off for spring break. Glaze Meadow at Black Butte Ranch was covered in snow the first three weeks of April, which prevented any practice, and the tournament at Aubrey Glen was also cancelled due to snow on the course.

The last three tournaments of the season were at Meadow Lakes in Prineville, Widgi Creek in Bend, and the Crosswater Invitational at Sunriver.

“Crosswater was the best course any Sisters team has ever played on,” said Coach Bill Mitchell. “It was sad we had only one player to enjoy it.”

Coverdale shot a 45-51 (96) at Crosswater and tied for 19th place. The highlight of his match was a par on both the No. 3 and No. 7 holes.

“Devin hit his irons great,” said Mitchell. “He hit the green both times with one shot and then two-putted for par.”

The 4A Special District Golf Championships were held Monday and Tuesday, May 9-10, at the Tokatee Golf Course.

Coverdale shot a 95 on Monday, and a 93 on Tuesday, which marked his best score of the year.

Coverdale shared his thoughts on the season with The Nugget.

“A few things were special to me,” said Coverdale. “Every time I played in a tournament, I was able to improve my score, and I was especially proud of my score at Districts, because it was the best I’ve shot in a tournament. I worked hard practicing in the off-season and felt like it payed off. I also got to play on some pretty cool courses, my top three being Crosswater, Tokatee, and Widgi Creek. I also got to meet some cool golfers from other schools. I’m looking forward to improving my game this summer and what that will bring for next year. Hopefully, we will have a team next year!”

Mitchell said, “Devin didn’t break 100 his freshman year, and this year he was under 100 every round. He improved in his chipping and his putting, which made the difference in the lower scores this year. His goal next year is to score in the 80s.

“Devin is excited about the summer,” added Mitchell. “He plans on playing a lot of golf, playing in tournaments, and wants to work hard to improve his game. I love his attitude, and that will go a long way in terms for improving his score. He loves the game of golf and showed up for every single practice.”

 

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