Boys Golf Anxious to Start Season, Hope to Return to State

Ryan (Fuzz) French, Staff Writer, Advanced Journalism

Last year the NDA boys golf team made a run in the postseason and qualified for the state tournament in Madison.

Led by golfers Max Pallini, Jack Halama and Joel Meglic, the team was able to qualify for state after winning regionals and placing second at sectionals.

This year the team is having to move on without two of their big golfers. Pallini and Halama had been playing varsity since their sophomore years and will be hard to replace.

However, the team has returning members.

Meglic, Bergin Olsen and Levi Williams are all returning in the hope that they can repeat last year’s success.

Before they can return to state the varsity five will have to earn their spots.

“Nothing is guaranteed regardless of whether or not you played in previous years. I am going to play the top five players with the best tryout average,” said Head Coach Brian Bobinski.

Bobinski is beginning his eighteenth year this season.

In his tenure as head coach the boys golf team has been to state fourteen times, winning two state titles and five runner-up trophies.

Bobinski will be joined by NDA alumnus Nick Morgan.

While Morgan was at NDA, he played football and golf and continued to play recreational golf through college.

The team is going to be seeing a lot of new faces to the varsity team. If tryouts play out like they did last year, Olsen, Meglic and Williams will all be the first ones on varsity.

This leaves two open spots for players to make a move and to achieve the goal of

making varsity.

The boy golf team will start their season on Monday, but they may not be actually golfing until later in the week. Twin Oaks (the course used for tryouts) is still covered in snow and standing water.

However, a warm weekend might help the team and allow them to get started on their tryouts.