Locked in a tie, Andover Golf’s number-one seed, Tyler Tsay ’15, faced off against his Proctor opponent on the ninth hole. The match was down to the wire when Tsay’s opponent missed a three-foot putt to cost him the win.
Tsay’s nailbiter win was not reflective of the overall team performance, however, as Andover dominated Proctor 11-1 this Wednesday without losing a single match. The win came four days after Andover trumped visiting Holderness to the tune of a 9.5-2.5 win, pushing Andover’s win streak to five.
“[It was] just a great team win. The squad is in the best shape in the time that Coach Odden and I have been coaching,” said Coach Brian Faulk.
Andover traveled to Andover, NH, to play Proctor. Pranav Tadikonda ’16, as the eighth seed, won his first match as a member of the varsity team after seven holes.
“The course was very windy, which was difficult,” said Tsay of the Proctor course. “It took a few holes to adjust to the greens, but it was a very nice course that was easy to play.”
Andover Golf hopes to continue its momentum into the Andover Invitational at Newport Country Club this weekend. Last season, Andover won the tournament and has its heart set on a repeat.
They will, however, have to put in all of their effort. “We are used to match play, not medal play, so that is always a challenge,” said Faulk. “The conditions there are always very windy, and we get a lot of double bogeys. It’s going to be a challenge for us.”