Coach pleased with Muskie golf opener
While the process of getting everything ready was done practically at the last minute, the opening NorWOSSA tournament for the Muskie golf squad last Wednesday in Dryden went according to plan.
“We only had three guys going up to the event, but that was because we had one guy who just had knee surgery and two other players who had previous commitments,” head coach Brian Johnstone noted.
While the Muskies who did compete in Dryden—Abe Germain, James Brown, and Dylan Chapman—finished well back of the winning round of 71 posted by Dryden’s Kirk Markowski, Johnstone felt the trio did quite well given the circumstances.
“A couple of the guys don’t have a lot of tournament experience, and I think that this was Dylan’s first competitive round of his life,” he said.
“I was quite impressed with what he was able to do.
“And while he and the others were nowhere near the lead, that’s not what was important,” Johnstone added.
“The biggest thing for the guys was to gain experience, and they did quite all right with that.”
A full contingent of Muskie golfers was scheduled to hit the links in Atikokan today before they returned to Heron Landing later this week to prepare for a tournament in Sioux Lookout on Monday.
“The door is still open, though, for anyone to come out and practice with us, and to gain experience,” Johnstone said.
“We practice every weekday at 4 p.m., and we’ll also be out there this Sunday to prepare for our tournament in Sioux Lookout,” he added.