Golfers knock off unbeaten Hornets
The Parkland golf team is always excited to take on Emmaus. And this year was no different.
While the Trojans went into the match with four losses on their record, some recent victories over top teams gave them confidence against the undefeated Hornets Tuesday at Iron Lakes Golf Course.
Parkland pulled through, with several players shooting their season best scored to take down Emmaus 393-392.
“We knew we had a shot,” said Trojan senior Ben Tetzlaff. “We’re better than our record. We just had two bad days at Bethlehem and Woodstone this year. If it wasn’t for those two days we would be knocking down doors. We beat Liberty, we beat Beca and we beat Emmaus and I think those are the top three teams.”
John Angelella led the Trojans with a 76 Tuesday. Tetzlaff and Tervor Grimm fired 78 each. JC Grimm carded a 79 and both Tyler Lock and Jake Nimeh had 81.
“It’s exciting to see them playing so well as we go into our league and district championships,” said Parkland head coach Scott Levan. “We lost four matches early in the year and they didn’t give up. They just kept getting better. And today they really surprised with their low scores as a team. That’s the best they ever played.”
Parkland (11-4) dropped early matches to Stroudsburg, Northampton, Nazareth and Central Catholic. But the team has caught fire lately, beating Bethlehem Catholic and Liberty by two strokes each and then handing the Hornets their first loss of the season.
Parkland will compete in next week’s Eastern Pennsylvania Conference Tournament Tuesday at Woodstone.