Though the weather might not be conducive to playing excellent and/or fun golf, the young Menomonee Falls boys squad is making the most of its early opportunities, taking ninth in the 17-team powerhouse Onalaska Invitational on April 29.
Earlier in the week, the three-freshmen strong Indians were more competitive than they looked in finishing 15th out of 26 at the Brookfield Central Skins Invite on April 27
And on Monday, April 25, the Indians tested their patience in the twice-delayed Greater Metro Conference mini-meet at Westmoor Country Club, which was eventually canceled and rescheduled for Monday, May 2.
'With the threat of stormy weather in the forecast, we knew there was the possibility of interrupted play,' said coach Tony Pritchard. 'By the time players had hit their first tee shots, we had suspended play and pulled them off the course.
'A 45-minute delay, and we were headed back out to our positions. Before we could complete even a hole, we were again delayed due to thunder and lightening. We finally called play for the day at 5 p.m.'
Conditions weren't much better at the Central meet at Wanaki as teams battled high winds and cold temps.
Leading the way for Falls was eighth-place finisher and freshman Steven Sanicki with an 18-hole score of 78. He was helped out by a solid 84 from Danny Sanicki. The team shot 350 for a 15th-place finish as Marquette won with a 317 mark.
Pritchard said the road trip to La Crosse was a successful one. The Indians take this trip every year as friendly competitors, including Falls, Brookfield Central and Homestead all board the same coach bus for the three-plus hour ride.
'It has a great field and is routinely a top course for our team,' said Pritchard of the meet. 'A great trip as we travel with friends.'
The team was led again by rising freshman Steven Sanicki, who carded a season-low 18-hole score of 77, followed by his twin brother Danny's 81 and big brother Ryan Sanicki's 81. Another freshman, Nathan Coad (90), and junior Logan Roble (92) also contributed to the team effort.
'The team battled a great field and placed ninth, with a season-best 329 edging out travel companions Brookfield Central and Homestead by one stroke,' said Pritchard.
Pritchard said the first half of this week is busy, but the second half is set side for academics as the Advanced Placement testing season has arrived to schools everywhere.