By Jack Hance ’17
A great day on the golf course provides an unrivaled pleasure that Chaminade’s varsity golf team frequently enjoys. Chaminade’s varsity golf team felt this sensation on Wednesday, May 4 with its victory over archrivals St. Anthony’s to remain undefeated in the past three seasons.
The Flyers and Friars entered the season as the top two ranked high school golf teams on Long Island, so strong play was expected by both schools. To defeat such a formidable foe, Chaminade would need strong performances at the Nassau Country Club from its top golfers, including Sean Leyden ’17, Angelo Bonvino ’18, and Thomas Theodorou ’17. The athletes did not disappoint, with Bonvino shooting the low round of the day with a 38 through nine holes. Leyden delivered the second best round of the day with a 41. The team emerged from the game with a decisive victory, winning five matches, tying another, and losing only one. With this outstanding performance, Chaminade firmly established its superiority over its rival and continued its remarkable undefeated run.
Reflecting on the team’s performance so far this year, Leyden commented, “This year has been all about grinding out close wins and growing into our new roles, because we are a fairly young team. Our depth really sets us apart from other teams.”
This young golf team is looking forward not only to the rest of the season, but also to next year. The Flyers are willing to fight to keep its spectacular undefeated record and produce many more great days on the golf course.