Boys’ golf finds success at Orchard Valley Golf Course


Jordan Dullnigg

Senior Scott Madland ready to get an approach shot on his last hole.

The Metea Valley boys’ varsity golf team secured their first conference victory of the season against Naperville North last night. The Mustangs shot 151, outlasting the Huskies who shot 160.

With the sun shining bright, a temperature of 90 degrees was recorded at the first tee time. The weather didn’t seem to affect much, as the Mustangs played the entire match with confidence without losing a step throughout the way. Much can be said about the beautiful Orchard Valley Course, which has been the venue to many Metea golf matches over the years.

The team played an awe-inspiring match, led by sophomore Aman Shah, who shot a 35 with a one under par. This is exactly what the boys needed after having a rough start this year in conference play. Although the season didn’t have the greatest start, there is certainly lots of optimism surrounding the team.

“The biggest challenge for us will be consistency. We played our best round today, we played our worst round a week ago. It’s just up and down finding that consistency from individual performances day-to-day, but mainly team performance,” varsity head coach Pat Brusveen said, marveling at today’s fantastic outcome. 

The boys will hope to keep performing this well in the near future, as they try to build off of last year’s success, which saw them qualify for regionals. Although much of the roster has graduated, Brusveen says there’s a lot of under and upperclassmen ready to take their spots and take Mustang golf to the next level.

“Orchard Valley has been great to us the past couple of years, they really appreciate and support high school athletics,” said Brusveen.

The Mustangs will look to keep this good run of form going when they face off against the Naperville Central Redhawks tomorrow afternoon at the Naperbrook Golf Course.