by Jess Musto, Sports Editor
Although this year’s golf season ended with Jack Ferguson, senior, unable to return to State, the team finished seventh in Conference, and the team’s seniors having a record year. “I say overall we had better than predicted season,” Ferguson, said.
Ferguson and Zack Nauert, senior, tied for eighth at Conference, qualifying them for all-conference honors. The two golfers scored a 76 at Conference. These scores, as well as Jeremiah Levin’s, senior, score of 82, helped the team jump three places at Conference. The boys golf team ended up placing seventh out of 12 teams.
“I think the team did well; we knew we were a young team,” Nauert said.
The team’s success did not stop there. Ferguson also won the Wheeling Wildcat invitational in Sept. by shooting 68, 4 under par. He competed in this invite against 125 indvidual players.
“It was good to win, it’s one of the biggest in the whole state with all the best players,” Ferguson said.
Ferguson also won the medalist of honor at Regionals, becoming Wheeling’s first player to do so.
“Jack’s- success was demonstrated in his overall individual average, which was historic being about a 74,” Mark Menich, boys varsity golf coach and social worker, said.
Unfortunately, the success ended when Ferguson was unable to requalify for state again this year at Sectionals.
“Jack would have really liked to return to State,” Menich said.
Although Ferguson was unable to return to State senior year, this does not mark the end of his golf career. According to Coach Menich, The young golfer will continue his career at Weslyan University.
“(I plan to) just keep getting better and hopefully make it to professional golf someday,” Ferguson said.