Golfers open season at home

Andrew Frew
Chase Maertens shot a 59 on the front nine during a golf outing with Erie and Rockridge Monday, Aug. 25, at Valley View. Maertens is a senior on the Cambridge High School golf team.

    Members of the Cambridge High School golf team started their season at home against Erie and Rockridge on Monday August 25. The team came ready to play and ready to have fun.

    The players on each team were different this year. Erie only brought five members, followed by Cambridge with six. Rockridge, on the other hand, brought 12 members. The teams were split into six squads. The squads had three people, one from each team, in them. The squads were determined by what position the players were on the team.

    The six squads spread out onto the first nine holes for some hard-hitting golf. At home meets, the players only use the first nine holes, rotating until everyone is finished. Unlike Cambridge, the two visiting teams have had a meet already.

    The Cambridge team ended up with a total of 231 points. This total consists of the top four players totals combined. The scores were as follows: T.J. McKune with a 54, Adam Allen with a 57, Chase Maertens with a 59, Brinton Vincent with a 61, Courtney Smith with a 61, and Matthew Johnson with a 63. Erie won the meet with a 181 and now sits at 2-2. Rockridge placed second with 185. Being the first meet, Cambridge now sits at 0-2, but this is only the beginning for them.

    "We had a good fan turn out, and a good turn out overall," said Coach Jay Wiechmann. “The golf team has two more meets this week with plenty opportunity to redeem this lost. This is merely the beginning of what is to be a great season of golf.”