Boys Golf Second Half Expectations


Brendan Staff, Staff Writer

Boys Golf Into The Final Stretch

The expectations headed into the second half of the 2022 boys golf season are very high to say the least. The bar was set high by last years team with a second place finish at regionals and a state appearance led by Rudi Heitz and Ben Achziger. Achziger left the program leaving his mark with a 4 over par, earning him a 29th place finish while returning junior Rudi Heitz shot his career best finishing 12th, leading the team to an overall 8th place finish in 2021.

Through the first half of the season, its safe to say the Tigers have lived up to those expectations set by last years team. In fact, they’ve exceeded them as the Tigers cracked 300 as a team at the Saddleback G.C. for the first time in 3 years.

Heitz has been hot all season, crushing last season’s personal best with a 2 under par at the Saddleback G.C.. He’s consistently topped leaderboards and finished first on the team. “If we continue to put in the work and focus up in practice, I think the team will finally be able to get over the hump of coming in second or third every tournament,” said the leader of the team regarding the potential for the team.

On top of returning Junior star Rudi Heitz, the Tigers pick up another key addition of Juinior Wiley St. Germain. This is St. Germain’s first year playing a sport at the high school level after finding his love for the golf in his own backyard at the Lake Valley Estate golf course. “I’ve been freinds with Rudi for a while now and tried golfing myself. I love the atmosphere and realized I wasn’t too bad so I put in the work behind the scenes, started playing some good golf, and decided to join the team,” said Wiley. At the Saddleback G.C. St. Germain finished with a 78, his best of the season so far.


The Tigers are backed by Juniors Drake Krommenhoek and Ty Barrington, who have both cracked the top 10 this season. Rounding out the roster is freshman Colton Byrd who has shown the potential to do great things this season. This Junior heavy Tiger roster is consistently able to finish high in tournaments amongst a competetive conference, but continue to fall just short of first.


Consistent top finishes by the Tigers have set the bar even higher for the back half the season. The expectations for these boys are high, with a run at state in the near future.