The student news site of Yorktown High School

Yorktown Sentry

Golf Goes for the Gold


Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






Senior Patrick Rita studies the green Photo Courtesy of Chris Williams

Senior Patrick Rita studies the green
Photo Courtesy of Chris Williams

By Stevie Picot

Sentry Staff Reporter

Seniors Spencer Croft and Patrick Rita capped off a great season at the 6A Northern Region Golf Tournament. Croft carded a score of 74-79–153, and Rita carded a score of 83-78–161. Croft and Rita are seasoned veterans of the sport; both have been playing competitively for five years. This was their third year at the regional tournament.

“It was very exciting and fun to be the leaders of the team,” said Croft.

Rita agrees with Croft and owes their success to the school’s golf program.

“Having so many seniors who have developed through the system made [us] able to compete with some of the tougher teams,” said Rita.

 

Croft was confident going into regionals because he has a history of success at the same golf course, Twin Lakes, where the tournament was held. Prior to the competition, Croft drew inspiration from his golf idol: Rory McIIlroy. Rita’s favorite golfer is Jason Dufner.

“[Dufner] stays away from the spotlight and doesn’t make bad decisions,” said Rita.

After two solid days of golf, Croft and Rita both came close to qualifying for states. Croft went into a playoff with a few other top golfers and scored an outstanding 74, but it still was not enough to push him through to the state tournament.

Croft does not plan on continuing his golf career through college.

“I kind of want my college life to be about college,” said Croft

Rita is considering playing for a club team, but he does not plan on going to college solely to play the sport. Both seniors think that this year’s team was one of the best in terms of depth and talent. As far as the future goes, they are optimistic and believe that the school’s  golf program has a lot of potential to be successful.

Although neither Croft nor Rita qualified for states,  they feel that they had solid performances. They will be missed next year.

 

Photo Courtesy of Rebecca Croft

549 total views, 4 views today

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Leave a Comment

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




Navigate Right
Navigate Left
  • Golf Goes for the Gold

    Headlines

    The Title of Teacher of the Year Sums Up Saavedra

  • Golf Goes for the Gold

    Headlines

    From Admiral to Patriot: Moving up the Ranks

  • Golf Goes for the Gold

    Headlines

    Girls Soccer Team Brings Home the State Championship Title

  • Golf Goes for the Gold

    Headlines

    A Zito-less Environment

  • Golf Goes for the Gold

    Headlines

    In Pasi We Trust

  • Golf Goes for the Gold

    Headlines

    A Day in the Life of of Ebenezer Oware

  • Golf Goes for the Gold

    Headlines

    A Day with Krulfeeld

  • Golf Goes for the Gold

    Headlines

    The #Changeisreal at Yorktown

  • Golf Goes for the Gold

    Headlines

    Child Sexual Assault

  • Golf Goes for the Gold

    Headlines

    School SoundCloud Successes

The student news site of Yorktown High School
Golf Goes for the Gold