by Jackson Hongtong ’21
The Sherwood Golf team was left with a sour taste in their mouth last season after failing to reach states by missing the cut by only three shots in districts. After last year’s disappointments, the team looks to have a strong campaign for states, as the returning players have had a whole offseason to improve and the new players look to contribute to the team.
“I am very confident in the team this year,” said junior Joe Murray, who has been on the golf team since his freshman year. “We have more than one to two good players. We have a whole, well-rounded roster that can perform well enough so we don’t have to rely on the best player to help us out.”
Sherwood currently sits at a 8-1 record after three matches, making them the second best team in the county behind Churchill. Sherwood is tied in second for the lowest average score in their division, trailing Churchill by one stroke. The average team score is determined by the top four individuals of each school’s scores combined together. Junior Ronnie Kim currently has an average score for nine holes of 35.67 (third best in the county) while freshman Bryan Kim sits at ninth in the county with an average score of 37.50. Murray and junior Robbie Zanville are tied at 12th in the county, with each of them having an average score of 38.
Sherwood plays their fourth match today at Poolesville at 3:30 against Churchill, Walter Johnson, and Whitman. “If we all continue to play the way we have been, I think we have a good chance at winning states,” says Murray.