The Hanover High golf team has had tremendous success over the past two seasons. The team had a strong roster of upperclassmen in 2014 and 2015 and finished each season with a 15-1 record. But this season, the team only has three veteran players. Despite its youth, the team finished with a record of 7-6 and, with a win over North Quincy last Thursday, qualified for sectionals.
The captions are senior Charlie Banks and juniors Drew Cratty and Drew Zielinski. Zielinski said he felt very good about how the season has gone up to this point. “Our top four golfers have the ability to compete with almost anyone at sectionals so we have chance of advancing if we play very well.”
The sectional playoff, which will be held next Tuesday, consists of 10 teams; the two schools with the lowest scores move on to the state final. Zielinski and the rest of the team are feeling good going into the playoffs and hopefully that confidence translates to a trip to the state final.
“Our team improved tremendously over the course of the year,” Zielinski said. “So we will be going into the sectionals probably playing the best golf we have played all year.”