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Sectional Champs: Golf Cats Advance to Districts

By Joe Ginley '12, 10/01/19, 5:30PM EDT


The Saint Ignatius golf program flexed its muscles on Tuesday. 

Amidst competition from all across the area, the Wildcats claimed the throne.

Led by first-year head coach PJ Myers '99, the Wildcats won the Sectional Championship at Quail Hollow Country Club.

An unseasonably hot sun baked the golfers on Tuesday, but the Wildcats remained mentally strong, even when tricky greens threatened to undo good progress. In fact, the Wildcats thrived.

Ross Williamson and Topher Reed shined the brightest on Tuesday. The senior and sophomore tied for medalist honors in a talented field. Each man played quite well. Williamson particularly excelled in the front nine, eagling twice in impressive fashion. Reed showcased his strong driver by clipping the ball close to the pin on numerous occasions. Reed's physical skills were matched only by his mental aptitude, as the sophomore stayed loose on the course. Each player has reason to be proud of his efforts. 

Nick Piesen closely trailed the duo. The freshman certainly did not play like one, showing no fear in shooting a 74. Even when he hit a tough ball, Piesen fought through it to par the hole.

Nick Longano clicked in at 76. The senior fought the tough greens at the start, but quickly found his groove and conquered the course. Andrew Kaye rounded out the squad with a 77. The hilly greens robbed him of some strokes, but Kaye kept his cool and turned in a nice score at the end of the day.

With this victory in hand, the Wildcats roll into Districts with momentum.

The Golf Cats will be at Pine Hills on Monday. On the line is a spot in the State Tournament. If the Wildcats can clinch a berth to Columbus, this team could do some damage and win some hardware.