Middle School Golf Season Recap from Coach Brotherton

Posted by Village School Athletics on Apr 18 2017 at 08:21AM PDT

Middle School Golf has concluded the best season in program history. This season included a tournament victory, and a top three finish at the HJPC Championship Golf Tournament. The Vikings middle school golfers were made up of eight golfers, from 6th thru 8th grade. Leading the Vikings were 8th graders Cole B and George P. The other two returnees were 7th graders, Michael L and Liam B. The returning golfers formed a nice core group, and their experience helped lead the new members of the team. The four new golfers gave a talented spark to the program. Aditya A, Callum L, Dylan F, and Kris K all showed improvement throughout the season. Some high points of the season were four individual Top-10 finishes. George P, Callum L, Cole B, and Michael L all finished the the Top 10 of different tournaments. This depth was a major benefit to the team, as the Vikings finished just two strokes away from a HJPC Championship. The 3rd place finish was the best in the three year history of the middle school program. With five of the eight middle school golfers returning, the Vikings will be a very strong team next season. Coach Brotherton is very excited about the current state of the program and beyond, saying “The development of the program has been a lot of fun. While we would love to win a HJPC Championship, our focus is on the development of our middle school golfers. If we do it the right way, then the success in the middle school should lead to future success for our high school program. Coach Petito is doing a tremendous job of building a program that is connected from 6th thru 12th grade. The future is very bright for Village Vikings Golf.”