LJ Santa Maria
This rollercoaster season is something new to returning sophomore Neal Khanna, as the squad went undefeated last season. The team had finished third in its previous two matches which isn't how
Khanna expected things to play out.
"I am disappointed in our start this year because we went undefeated last season, dominating opponents by a significant amount of strokes," said Khanna.
Despite the start, he is optimistic for Nationals.
"If we get back on track and eliminate our mistakes like missing easy putts or hitting the ball out of bounds or into the water, we have the ability to be able to finish second at Nationals."
Last season the team had an average score in the 320 ranges but it shot up to the 350-360 range this year.
Two bright spots on the team have been sophomore Patrick Blaney, who is team captain and Khanna who feels an added weight on his shoulders due to the struggling freshmen.
"Sometimes I feel like Patrick and myself have to carry the team. We have to shoot our best scores and hope the other members just fill in and don't make mistakes," said Khanna.
He's disappointed in himself for botching a few key shots in previous matches. All six members of the team aren't at Nationals but the full squad does hopes that if it can kick it into gear, they should be headed for a positive outcome and they 'll be able to turn the season around.