Boys golf team off to a successful start

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Photo courtesy of Wyatt McGovern

Junior Will Mendell putting at his match in Half Moon Bay on Tuesday, May 4.

Lizzy Wan, Staff Reporter

Burlingame boys golf has had an incredibly successful season despite facing obstacles brought on by the pandemic. On Thursday, April 29 Burlingame played against Sequoia at Green Hills Country Club and beat them with an end score of 258-216. The team has won in previous matches against Sequoia and Woodside and has a 2-0 record on the season so far.

“We all played well. I think we had one of our best total team performances of the year, and we won by a lot, so that’s all we can really ask for,” senior Wyatt McGovern said.

 

McGovern is not a rookie when it comes to golf — he has been playing for years which has allowed him to truly fall in love with the sport.

“I played all four years of BHS, and I’ve been playing golf for like 13 years now. I started when I was like four. So basically my whole life,” McGovern said.

 

This year the golf team is led by McGovern and sophomore Charlie Galenter. The team also has new players including juniors Chase Durnin and Will Mendell and freshman Nate Teitelbaum. The small team consists of 12 players in total but only six play in each match. 

 

With such a successful start, the rest of the season is looking bright for these young players. 

“We hope to contend for a PAL Bay Division Title this season,” coach Jon Ramirez said.

 

The team’s players are not just talented on the course. They also share a special bond as the small team has allowed them to build such a close relationship that other individual sports may struggle to achieve.

“I think, for an individual sport, we have a pretty good bond,” McGovern said. “I’m pleased with our teamwork.”