OM Golf: Small Team, Big Gains

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     This year on the OM golf team, the girls won four matches. Those wins came against  Atholton, Mt. Hebron, River Hill, and Long Reach, while the boys won another two matches. The boys got their first win against Wilde Lake, with a blowout score of 34-1. While the girls lost a close game against Wilde Lake, they were led by Kelly Claxton who scored ten points.

     Junior Adam Fairbanks qualified for counties and districts where he tied for 13th when he shot an eighty-four. This is an improvement, as he placed in 55th last year.

     Golf Coach Jon Browne shared his favorite moment of this season:Rachel Luthardt, a junior, scored a nine on Fairway Hills, beating Mt. Hebron by a single stroke.

     Kelly Claxton, senior captain, summarized her last season playing on the OM golf team as “memorable.” She described how she started off as a freshman alone on the girls team. However, throughout her years playing, the program grew and became a unified team. She emphasized the importance that this team held in her four years as a Scorp, going as far to say that this season was one “[she’ll] never forget.” She hopes to see a full girls team and have them be as close as she has been with her teammates. She credits her friendship to senior co-captain, Phil Carroll, to the golf team. Though the team is small, it is a great place to learn, make new friends, and to find a comfortable place at hOMe.

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