Boys Golf team swings to the top of the Skyland Valley conference

May 3, 2023


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Hayden Kreikemeier ‘24 practicing at Fiddlers Elbow Country Club to prepare for his match. Normandy studio gave use permission to use this photo.

The Bernards Golf team started off their season strong with an impressive record of 14-2. The team consists of six varsity members, and they play nine holes. The lowest four of the six scores count towards the total team score. Two members from our team compete against two members of the opposing team to play each of the nine holes and get the total score. 

The last time the golf team had a record like this was in 2010, and even then they didn’t come close to what they have accomplished this season. The team’s future is looking bright due to the fact that five of the six starters on varsity are all returning next year, due to the fact that 5 of them are juniors, and the team only has one varsity senior. The team consists of juniors Fin Spitaleri, James Kolvites, Simon Bramwit, Hayden Kreikemeier, Cutter Kreikemeier, and senior Matthew Chen. 

They recently qualified for the state tournament on April 19th, and they are undefeated in their conference with a 8-0 record. Hayden Kreikemeier ‘24 shared, “I’m super excited for sectionals in the second week of may, because we have a good shot to place, and even win. Even if we don’t win as a team I know anyone on our team can go out and win as an individual which is exciting and we have improved so much as a team in just one year.”  

The only team they have lost to was Ranney High school which ended with a score of 172-161. The top three scorers of the day were Spitaleri who had a score of 42, Kolvites who had a core of 43, and Hayden Kreikemeier who had a score of 43 as well. Spitaleri placed third, and Kolvites and Hayden Kreikemeier tied for fifth.  

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