GSA wraps up successful golf season

Junior Percy Zentz

Junior Percy Zentz lines up a putt from the fringe at
the Natanis course in Vassalboro. By Dwayne Carter

Blue Hill—The George Stevens Academy golf season is wrapped, with the team posting an 18-2 regular season record and taking the Class C North Sportsmanship award. Coach Dwayne Carter said his team continued to progress and improve throughout. Their only two losses were to Class B Old Town, which lost just one match all season.

“When it was match time they all were very focused and had high expectations for themselves,” Carter said.

The team had two successful leaders in junior Percy Zentz and senior Tyler McKenney, who made it all the way to the state individual championships on October 14, amassed nine first-place medals over the season, and led GSA to a third-place finish at the state team championships at Natanis Golf Course earlier this month, the best team placement in a state championship for the school in several years.

Some of their success was due to the golfers putting high expectations on themselves and their performances. Stefan Simmons, a four-year team member who played the state championships each year, was a very confident and focused contributor to the team, said Carter. Even the younger players, he said, showed growth and maturity as the season went on.

“They kept improving all season, with skill development and also with the mental part of the game and course management,” he said.  “I am looking forward to having them back next season. With practice in the off season they will make an impact for us going forward.”

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