By: Sean R. Dyer
After moving up a division after a successful 2012 campaign, a difficult schedule has proven challenging for the Chief folders. With tough competitors in the likes of Seton Hall Prep, Livingston, and MKA, their tough start leaves Caldwell at about a 50% chance of making the state tournament for their group.
The conference and division standings will shape out after the Chiefs’ county tournament on Tuesday, April 23. Coach Frank Lattoz believes, “we should still be competitive, though, and it will be close. I’m really proud of the team however it goes.” The team is lead by seniors Aaron Rhaney, Nick Triefler, and Kevin White. Rhaney has already qualified individually for the state tournament by scoring five rounds of four over par or better and junior Mike Dul is on his way to achieving the same.
Rhaney, who will be playing golf at Jackson State University next year says, “the season has been tough for us so far. After last season’s near undefeated record, 4-4 is a bit disappointing. The top division of the SEC Conference is formidable, and every match is a tough one. We have been playing much better in the last couple weeks though. The county tournament is coming up on Tuesday and like last year we are focused on winning. A good finish at counties can turn our season around.”
We wish the best of luck to the Caldwell golf team on the rest of their season and wish the seniors the best of luck in their future endeavors.