Boys Golf Caps Off Season


Aydan Holub-Schultz

Celebrating Sean Pitlik’s successful putt, Pitlik and Tommy Meinecke fist-bump on the final hole at Kernoustie Golf Course.

Aydan Holub-Schultz

The Mount Vernon boys golf season ended on May 6 at the WAMAC conference Super Meet at Saddleback Golf course in Solon. The Mustangs shot 174 in the final meet of the season; they were led by junior Sam Adams who shot a score 37.

The team was very young; they were led by juniors Sam Adams, Logan Kelly, Tommy Meinke and Sean Pitlik. Without a single senior on the team, Sam Adams and other juniors leaped into leadership roles.

Adams has been a golfer for most of his life, but it wasn’t until the last five years that he became competitive. Being on a team with no seniors can be challenging, but Adams knew he had to go out and play the best he could and be the best leader that he could be. “It was tough, but knowing that we will have the same guys back next year was a good thing,” said Adams. Adams led the team throughout the season averaging a score of 43 shots per round, and his low for the season was 37 strokes. He shot this score in the second round of the conference Super Meet.

Entering his third year of golf, Logan Kelly is optimistic for his senior year of golf next spring. “I love the atmosphere of being with my team every day,” said Kelly. “Our varsity line up was very young and I’m excited to see what we can do next year.” Kelly was second on the team behind Adam’s averaging a score of 48 strokes per round, his season low was 44 shots in the second round of the conference Super Meet. “The season had a lot of ups and downs, we had our good meets and we had our learning experiences,” Kelly said of the season.

Tommy Meineke was sixth on the team averaging 52 strokes per round. Meineke only competed in five meets; his best score of the season was 49 strokes at Dyersville at Rolling Hills golf course. The final junior golfer was Sean Pitlik, who competed in several varsity meets but spent most of the season as a JV golfer.