MT. CARMEL – Aces golf coach John White is quickly learning something about his team.
“Today, we shot two 38s, two 39s and a 40. You can’t get much more consistent than that,” said White after Mt. Carmel’s 27-shot win over Robinson here on Tuesday. “That’s what I think this team will be like.”
The Aces, after finishing second at their own invitational Monday (losing to winner Harrisburg by one shot), again shot a team score of 154 in their first dual match of the season. But this time it was good enough for an easy win over Robinson’s score of 181.
Bridger Kolb and Blake Stipp were co-medalists on the day with rounds of 38. Sophomore Blake Golden, medalist Monday with an uber-impressive 2-under round of 33, was one shot back at 39, tied with Paul Ruth.
Mt. Carmel played again with regular Evan Thread, out with a back injury. He is expected back sometime next week.
Also playing Tuesday were: Dawson Brown (40), Colton Etzkorn (44), Brayden Peterson (46) and Wade Ruth (50).
“I like this team. They have worked hard over the summer, and the results are showing it,” said White of his Aces, who lost only one senior from last year. “I see a lot of improvement from last year, and we weren’t too bad last year either.”
White said he has never had a sophomore shoot like Golden did Monday, which is high praise coming from a coach who has produced a state championship, runner-up finish, and countless college scholarship golfers during his tenure.
Mt. Carmel hits the road for the first time Monday in a matchup at Hamilton County. The Aces then return home Tuesday against Lawrenceville.