Published April 2, 2014
Troy High boys golf looking to solidify lineup before start of season
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TROY — Technically, it is golf season, but the Troy High boys team hasn’t been able to play much of it.
“It’s the time of year, but that’s all we can say about it,” coach John Getzan said.
The Colts haven’t been able to play a round outside yet due to cold weather, and because of that, the veteran coach hasn’t officially determined who is on the varsity roster.
Getzan said, ideally, he has his golfers play 36 holes before making cuts and roster adjustments.
“I think that will be cut back to maybe 27 holes,” he said. “I’d like to give the kids a fair shake.”
That’s, of course, if the Colts even do get outside before the first Oakland Activities Association Red Division tournament April 14. Troy has spring break the week before the tournament, and Getzan said he never requires his kids to stick around because that week is for family vacations and such.
“I don’t know if we’ll get outside, but we’ll do what we do,” he said.
If it is the case, Getzan said he hopes to have an idea of his top six golfers by then, regardless. The Colts carry eight total players on varsity, with six competing in matches. The rest of the underclassmen will be on the JV roster to start the season.
Getzan said he has two returning players from last year’s team who are on varsity in junior Mark Singh and sophomore Jimmy Barrett.
Singh is a captain and qualified individually for a Division 1 regional last season where he shot 78 for 18 holes, missing the state finals by a stroke.
“He’s a hard worker that plays a lot on the (American Junior Golf Association) and Adams tours,” Getzan said. “He has the length to compete, and he’s very accurate, especially with the driver. He keeps it in play and is one of the best putters I have had on a team. I have real high expectations, and he has the work ethic to back it up.”
Catch the Colts in the OAA Red tournament April 14 at Katke-Cousins on the campus of Oakland University. For tee times, check with Troy or the host course.