By Trevor Francque
Line O’Type Sports Co-Editor
The Moline Golf team has recently closed up its strange fall season. One male golfer and one female golfer advanced to the sectional level, Aaron Rogers and Kacie Knary, but unfortunately, there is no state meet this year due to COVID-19 concerns. This season was much different than the past. Golfers had to wear masks anytime they were not hitting a ball. This mandate later changed to golfers only being required to wear masks if they were within 6 feet of another golfer.
One benefit of this strange fall has been that the girl’s team had many new golfers this year due to volleyball being moved to the fall. The increased number of girls on the team led to a stronger overall team performance, which allowed them to have more team success. The team clicked right away and formed strong connections that allowed them to put up the wins with little prior chemistry.
The boy’s golf team finished the season 4-1 in dual meets. When asked about the season, Coach Max Haverland said, “For being a predominantly young team, we had a strong season.” The team finished in third in the Quincy Invite as well as the Pekin Invite. They finished third in the conference meet and took first place in the Sterling Invite. Tommy Potter and Aaron Rogers had four top 10 finishes on the season. Along with qualifying for sectionals, Aaron Rogers was also an Honorable Mention All-Conference. On the year, several varsity golfers shot their lowest scores in competition. With such a young team, they should come back stronger and more experienced as next season approaches.
Though the season has been quite different for both the boys and girls golf teams, both groups are happy with the results of their seasons. Congratulations to all golfers on a job well done!