Golf team stuck in the rough


Cameron Muniz

Freshman Michael Calamo drives the ball on the first hole at Bass Rocks Golf Club


The Fishermen Golf team looks to improve its records after a challenging start to the season.

The team’s record dropped to 1-4 last week, jeopardizing their tournament hopes. They faced a tough opponent in Danvers, a team that finished second in the state last year. Ran into Beverly, a team led by six seniors, and ultimately just dropped the ball against Winthrop.

In the Danvers match, Gloucester was able to win two individual matches, one by Matt Taormina by a score of 5-4 and the other by Dylan Orlando who also won 5-4. The rest of the team failed to make it close.

In the rout by Beverly, no players captured an individual win and many struggled to capture more than three points. Beverly remains undefeated this year, with wins over Danvers and Marblehead. The Panthers have a strong team and could make a deep run in the state tournament.

Against Winthrop, the team traveled fifty-five minutes to a course northeast of Logan Airport, just to get beat by twenty-one points. Only one player won their match, but the one-point victory was not enough to keep the match close.

Senior captain Matthew Taormina believes the team can do something great this year, but just need to get over the hump.

“I think a lot of it comes down to experience,” said Taormina. “We have a relatively young team…but if we could just get over that mental hurdle, we could have easily beat them. If we can eliminate silly little mistakes, we’ll be golden.” 

The team has a big week next week with four matches in consecutive days, against Rockport, Swampscott, Lynn Classical, and Lynn English.