BHS golfers duck lightning
Spearheaded by a lightning back nine by senior state qualifier Sam Reznicek, the Baldwin High School Bulldog golfers finished fourth out of the eight teams competing at the Paola Invitational despite some real lightning ending their day.
"The players played pretty well. A couple of players got some of their confidence back which is tremendous," said first-year coach David Theis.
The Bulldogs were up and down all day. Reznicek started slow but came on with a one-under-par back nine to finish eighth individually and receive a medal. Senior Tony Zuzzio described the Bulldogs up and down play.
"I started out good, but ran into trouble on the back 9," said Zuzzio, who shot the team's second highest score with an 85. Last week Zuzzio tied Reznicek with an 80, but lost to his teammate on a tiebreaker.
The weather caused some problems for the tournament as well.
"It was a good day until the weather started to act up and we pulled golfers off the course due to lightning," said Theis. "Some golfers didn't get to finish holes so they received the score they got on the hole the first time. Some players it helped, some it hurt like Wayne Sage. The first time through he took a double bogey, the second time through he was putting for birdie but had to take a double due to the weather."
After Reznicek's 79 and Zuzzio's 85, sophomore Julian Fisher was at 89, senior John D'Orvilliers at 90, senior Brian Gilges at 94 and Sage with a 95.
Rain prevented the Bulldogs from competing Tuesday. The next meet is April 17 at Hidden Springs in Overbrook for the varsity. The junior varsity squad will compete on Monday, April 16, at Anderson County.