Kentridge beats Tahoma in final regular season match to clinch division crown | Boys Golf
By KRIS HILL
Covington Reporter Assisitant Editor
October 8, 2012 · Updated 8:46 AM
Kentridge's boys golf team got off to a rough start this season with a loss in the first match to Kentwood.
Then the Chargers ripped off nine straight wins in the South Puget Sound League 4A North division — there's three divisions in golf, North, Central and South with six teams each — including the rematch against the Conquerors Sept. 20.
With a win in the final match of the regular season against Tahoma Thursday, Oct. 4 at Druids Glen Golf Course,
Kentridge clinched the league title, explained Chargers Coach Charlie Mitchell in an email interview.
"It was a great team effort by all six players but the one that stepped up the most was sophomore Michael Hong who shot his season best one over par," Mitchell wrote. "He really didn’t want to let down seniors because he knows how hard they have worked."
Hong was the only Charger of the six players on the team who is not a senior. The other five, Ahren Young, Nick Fisher, Ben Dubois, Matt Fisher and Chad Elwell really did their jobs this season.
"The five seniors … have put in a lot of work so it is nice that they will be able to hang a banner in the Kentridge gym that were a part of," Mitchell wrote. "Ahren Young led the group as he has done quite often as our No. 1 golfer since he was a sophomore."
Young has been to state all three years he has played for Kentridge, Mitchell wrote, and last year the Chargers sent two other golfers to state.Now Kentridge is getting ready for the SPSL meet set for Oct. 17-18 at Gold Mountain Golf Course.
"We hope to carry this momentum into that so we can qualify a lot of guys for districts and state in the spring time," Mitchell wrote. "The nice thing is that golf is so much about the mental side and confidence, this will hopefully help with that."
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