Next week, Cathedral Prep will be holding their annual intramural golf tournament. This tournament is just another amazing event in the already stellar intramural sports season at Cathedral Prep, which features other events like handball, volleyball, and badminton. This year’s tournament is being held at Joseph C. Martin Golf Course, a popular location among many of the Prep students who will be competing in the event. Originally, the tournament was going to be held on Friday, May 10, but it was postponed until May 24 due to heavy rain that soaked the course. The tournament will be a shotgun start, beginning at 4 p.m.
Joseph C. Martin or, “The Martin” as many of the players call it, will surely provide the stage for some major fireworks come the the 24th. The nine hole, par-32 golf course tests all facets of a player’s game with an interesting mixture of tough and easy holes. The start is definitely where players will be looking to make some birdies. The first opportunity comes at #1, a 500-yard par 5 followed by two par 4s that both play under 270 yards on #3 and #4. Cashing in on this easy start is critical because the second half of the course comes with some much more demanding shots. With five closing par 3s that are all over 175 yards, stellar iron play and good putting will be critical to surviving the final stretch of the course.
Junior golfer Luke Misko described the challenge of the par 3s at the Martin saying, “Par on these holes are basically birdies as you’re hitting 5 and 6 irons to a tiny green with a 12 mph crosswind. The course can be sneaky tough, and if you aren’t mentally prepared, the Martin will eat you alive.”
The format of this year’s tournament will be a two-man scramble, which means teamwork will be critical for success. The list of teams for this year’s tournament are as follows:
- Luke Misko and Roman Miksa
- Quentin Santillan and Michael Rahner
- Jake Kruszewski and Luke MacKenzie
- Andy Carlson and Philip Ferrare
- Zach Henry and Pat Fortin
- Michael Pelletier and Joe Bucci
- Michael Orlando and and Evan Sala
- Hugh Wegley and Vincent Kloecker
- Max Campbell and Michael Vereb
- Johnny Kretzing and Evan Rowane
- Charlie Caryl and Thomas Prichard
- Pat Kelly and Andy Samuels
- Stan Kinecki and Alexei Kowallis
Because of the rescheduling of the event, there may be a few more teams added to that list, but regardless it’s sure to be a fun day of completion for all involved. If you’re interested in playing and still haven’t signed up, be sure to email Mr. Scheffler and have your form filled out by May 21.
Pat Kelly is a staff writer for The Rambler as a member of the class of 2019. He likes to write about sports and other news. Some of Pat’s interests include playing for Cathedral Prep’s golf and hockey team and participating in student government.