Boys golf falls to GBN as postseason approaches

Team loses to Glenbrook North, yet keeps expectations high for regionals and sectionals


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Senior Max Barr tees off against at the Buffalo Grove Invite on Sept. 5

The varsity boys golf team hosted conference rival Glenbrook North on Sept. 23, losing with a combined score of 152-146.

The best performances came from seniors Michael Rudnick, Max Barr, and Charlie Creamean, who shot a 36, 38, and 39 respectively.

“As a team nobody had played their best, yet at the end of the match we were able to learn from where we went wrong. What didn’t go so well was that we did not prepare for this match like we have the ones before with our pre round stretches,” said Barr.

On the bright side for the Trevians, they know that the potential for success is there after finishing 2nd at the Fremd Invite on Aug. 24, losing by a mere one stroke, and 3rd at the Buffalo Grove Invite on Sept. 5, where they finished only two strokes out from first place. In addition, they have a top conference record at 4-1, their only conference loss being to Glenbrook North.

Head coach Pete Drevline said he is trying to have his player’s use golf as a way to relieve stress from the pandemic. “Golf is a game where you can always improve on all facets. Our players are focusing on having a positive balance in their daily routine, using the time on the golf course to appreciate what the game has to offer, and clearing their minds from the daily grind of today’s world.”

While the Trevians need to clean up some small mistakes as they move into the postseason, they still have the confidence  that they should win every time they compete.

“Losing State last year was a little tough because I thought that we had a really good team and I think all of our expectations were to win, but this year I think we have a really good team and I think we can win sectionals and hopefully the IHSA decides to let us have a state tournament this year because I think we can win that too,” said Creamean.

They hope to bounce back from this mediocre performance as they eye regionals and sectionals ahead.

When reflecting on the Glenbrook North loss to their biggest conference competitors, Creamean said, “I don’t think there was a single biggest factor in losing to GBN, everyone struggled with different things, but if we can all clean up the mistakes I think we can play really well in the postseason with regionals and sectionals and then hopefully at State.”