By ADAM KAYE ‘17
The Saint Ignatius Golf Team had a very productive season, improving with every match. The team faced a difficult task in replacing the excellent Class of 2016, which comprised eleven of the twelve varsity spots last year.
This new opening of spots on the varsity team allowed new stars to emerge for the golf program. Among these stars is Michael McCaffrey ‘18. Michael qualified for the Ohio State Tournament as an individual, the only representative from the school. Michael quickly developed into a leader on the course this year for the Wildcats. Also, seniors Hunter Rinkus and Angelo Corna provided key leadership throughout another great golf season.
The team failed to qualify for the state tournament by only 3 strokes, but they bonded and grew together throughout the season.
The team is primed for another great season next year, only losing two seniors. There is good reason for optimism next year, as the team will have key contributors in Jake Moraca ‘19, Andrew Kaye ‘20, and Ross Williamson ‘20. This team has a young core that it can build upon, and with the experience that they have gained this year, the team could be primed for a future state title run. Michael McCaffrey will be tasked with leading this team next year with his experience in the state tournament, and, having gained much experience from the past golf season, the Wildcat golfers will look to qualify for the state tournament as a team next year.