WOODVILLE – The Fremont Ross boys golf team is young, but that’s not stopping coach Jim Scharer from holding lofty goals for his team to shoot for.
Then again, given some of the things he’s seeing from his team, lofty though they may be, Scharer believes they’re well within range.
The Little Giants defeated Lake High School at Hidden Hills Golf Club Wednesday afternoon, 193-199, in which Ross limited its errors.
“We didn’t hit the ball out of bounds, we did give away a lot of strokes, we had some three- and four-putts, but we didn’t hit it out of bounds, which is great,” Scharer said. “And we didn’t hit the ball in water but, I think, once in the scores that counted. Not giving away penalty strokes makes a big difference.”
Mason Durnwald shot a low-round of 44, marking a new low for the team all season. Easton Silva followed with a 49 while Will Stotz and Owen Wright rounded out the scoring, each shooting 50.
“The kids are progressing pretty well,” Scharer said. “I’m very happy with them. It’s one of those things where I think by the end of the year we can be in the 180s.”
Breaking 190 with a program loaded with seven freshmen and six sophomores may sound ambitious, but the Little Giants nearly managed to do so Thursday, if only they’d been sharper on the putting greens.
“They were close to the 180s tonight,” Scharer said. “Two of the kids that scored both had four-putts. If they two-putt, we shoot 189. It is a bold statement, but not as bold as it sounds if when you know what happened tonight.
“I just think the kids want to get better. They want to see improvement,” he added.
“I think the future of Fremont Ross golf is pretty good.”
The Little Giants return to the links Thursday against Genoa at Maumee Bay.