Haskell Golf Team Executes Well on the First Day

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William Wilson With the Team Lead

Team as the get ready for the first tee off

Team as the get ready for the first tee off

With a team score of 316 the Haskell Golf Team fell into the middle of the overall rankings, which had scores from 285 to 355. Out of the four schools from the NAIA conference they finished last for todays scores by one stroke. “Our scores aren’t too bad, I feel like if we play to our full potential we will have a really good chance to compete for maybe the top spots.” mentions Deryk Speck, “I believe we match up pretty well with some of the schools; we’ve just got to do our jobs”

“I’m only four shots out of the lead and I feel like if I can put together a couple more solid rounds I’m right there in the contention for the lead,” says William Wilson the top finisher for Haskell with a score of 74 today. “I hit my irons really good today and I minimized my mistakes,” says Wilson. “Today was the best I’ve ever putted all year and that really elevated the level of play that I’m capable of achieving.” Wilson had a nice 45-foot put about half way through today’s game.

Wilson successfully hitting out of the bunker.

Wilson successfully hitting out of the bunker.

Josiah Kurley finished with a score of 78 as Haskell’s second best scorer. “I started off really good today, then I just couldn’t hold my game,” says Kurley. “There were a couple of holes where I didn’t make the right decisions. On one hole I should’ve used my driver, because I was shooting real well with it today, but I pulled out my three iron and ended up hitting way right.” He says, “I wanted to play it safe because it was a short hole, but I should’ve just went with what I was comfortable with.”

Kurley as he prepares to shoot for the green. (he made it on)

Kurley as he prepares to shoot for the green. (he made it on)

Deryk Speck and Joshua Little Axe both finished with scores of 82. Speck says, “I had a lot of good par saves. I played 16 really good holes. My driver was a little off, but I think I handled myself well mentally; I just had some little errors I made.” To insure he plays his best tomorrow Speck says, “I’m going to stay more hydrated, because I think that was a factor in a couple of my bad holes at the end. I’m going to play smart and make sure my mechanics are good, other than that I’ve just got to go out and play golf.”

Speck celebrating a putt.

Speck ‘fist pumping’ to a putt.

Trevor Pueblo came in strong finishing with a score of 87. The team Tee’s off at 7:35 A.M. and plans to bring in even better scores than today.