The team outlook for the 2012 Fall Golf Season looks promising. Two very strong golfers, Patrick Petrosky from Sterling and Evan Eissens from Fulton, will be welcomed by returning Skyhawk’s Caleb Bradley and Kyle Henley. Patrick was a pivotal player in C.J Wade’s Sterling program and their appearance at state. As a three time team most valuable player Evan has the experience and skull to do well at this level. They both exhibit control and confidence in their game during their play. Their academics are similar.
P.J Ginn and Cody Tieson will be joining the team. Cody played with Evan at Fulton and could help the Skyhawks fill that five spot. He does what he does best. His course management is good and he adjusts well to various situations and options. His ball striking and putting could really help us. Pat (P.J.) has played for Sauk in tennis, and wants to try golf. Caleb Bradley also played tennis and golf last year. Last year Caleb played two meets in our conference in the spring, when tennis was finishing. The team felt very good about his efforts. Caleb played his best golf at the end of the fall season and was part of the reason Sauk swept the eleven college field, in the third round of region play. Kyle Henley will also be an important ingredient in Skyhawk success. Hitting some greens with consistency and staying out of trouble will go a long way in his immediate success, and the team’s future.
Last seasons Skyhawks are now at Iowa State (Ryan Eccles), Southern Illinoias University (James Huffstutler), Tanner Brown (Western Illinois) and Zach Franque at SIU Edwardsville. We thank them for their contribution and wish them well in their chosen fields. The team averaged 330 and its best performance of the season was sixteen strokes better, in bad weather and course conditions. Tanner Brown was lowest average both spring and fall. No medals in the fall, or All-Conference in the spring. This will change. Last fall the Skyhawks played over a hundred schools with a winning % of 28. This will change. A Skyhawk has not represented Sauk at nationals in two years. This will change.
The coaching staff has a positive and dynamic outlook for the fall golf season. Some logistics will need to be overcome, but we will perform as we prepare, and the team work ethic is very strong. We should be fun to watch. Come join us and watch us play.