Blazers struggle in Districts


Oct. 1, 2004, midnight | By Adith Sekaran | 16 years, 3 months ago

Golf finishes 16 out of 24


Sept. 28, Poolesville—

The Blair golf team did not perform to their expectations in the District Championships. The District Championships, held at the Poolesville Golf Course, was an all-day, 18-hole event with 24 teams from all over the county represented. The Blazers were disappointed on finishing the season 8-9-1 and looked forward to a strong showing at the Districts. Instead, the team shot a 377, putting them in 16th place for the tournament.

The Blazers could not match the success they had last year where they shot a 354 and finished in ninth place. Consistency was a challenge for the team this season. "We never managed to have everyone perform together," declared Coach James Schafer.

Senior Neal Vasilak shot an 87, the best score of all the Blazers. None of the Blazers qualified for States, which requires a score of at least an 83. The rest of the Blazers' scores ranged from the 90s to the 100s.

Districts were scheduled for Tuesday, September 27, but inclement weather caused the game to be postponed. The grass did not have a chance to dry overnight and remained slick. "The course was wet [and] the ground was a lot softer," said senior Neal Hofman.

This performance seemed to be an appropriate finish to an already difficult season, where the Blazers had been underachieving. "In many ways, this was a fitting end to a sub-par season," said a disappointed Schafer.

With the majority of their competitions behind them, the Blazers will play in the County Scrambles and the County Championship, which was a strong event for the team last season. The team came in second last year and is looking for another solid performance, according to senior Bill McManigle.



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