The Locust Valley High School Boys varsity golf team recently put the finishing touches on an outstanding undefeated season, 12-0, by winning the Conference VI championship.
This is the program’s third conference championship in four years. The Falcons entered the season with high expectations and did nothing to disappoint as they earned key early-season victories over the likes of Herricks High School and preseason favorite Cold Spring Harbor High School.
Leading the way for the Falcons were junior Colin McCullagh and sophomore Thomas Finn, who consistently posted scores of even par or better. McCullagh, in his fifth year as a varsity golfer, played his way to a team low average of 36 strokes per nine holes. Finn finished the season with an impressive 36.3 average.
Freshman Ethan and sophomore Kyle Kalenderian, who are brothers, also remained consistent throughout the season, finishing with an average round of 38.9 and 39.3, respectively. This impressive duo played strong off the tee, and they were smooth on the greens as they found ways to earn victories in late season matches to claim the conference championship.
Junior long drive champion Joey Halpin played outstandingly, picking up key match-play wins to close out the season. He earned a tie in a late-season matchup with Cold Spring Harbor, helping to clinch the win and ultimately the conference championship.
Seniors Ben Levin and Kyle Shriberg led the team with their leadership and focus throughout the season. On Senior Day, Levin and Shriberg both contributed individual match wins to claim victory over Glen Cove High School and ensure the Falcons an undefeated season.
The Falcons finished with a team overall average of 41.6 per nine holes and an overall score average of 198 strokes, ranking them in the top five in Nassau County. During match play, the boys played themselves into an astonishing 97.5-10.5 advantage on the season.
The Falcons will now prepare for the team and individual county tournaments, which take place in May. Earning the Conference VI championship automatically clinched a spot in the overall team tournament. Individual players for the county tournament are yet to be determined.
Congratulations to the players and to coach Feltman and coach Montanaro on this outstanding season. Go Falcons!