JOHNSONBURG – What the 2011 Johnsonburg golf team lacks in depth, it appears it will make up for it in talent this season with early-season success.
The Rams have just six players on their roster but the Rams went out and shot a blistering total of 199 in its first match against Brockway. Johnsonburg coach Matt Myers said the team lost two players to injury during the off-season and two players who decided to play football.
“I’m really happy with the guys I have. I think we’re going to be tough,” Myers said. “They put in a lot of work over the summer. A lot of guys played competitive golf in the Penn-York League. Calvin, Luke and J.P. compete in that league. They were at the golf course three to four times a week. They are playing really well and that’s why I’m looking forward to the season.”
Calvin Christoff was third after the first day of districts last season and opened the season with a 38 at Brockway. Luke Shreffler had a 39 in his season opener.
“Calvin had a really good districts, he was tied for third after the first day,” Myers said. “With his play and I think Luke’s right behind him there, I think they’re going to be a tough 1-2 combo.”
Nathan Burgeson shot a 39 in the season opener and senior J.P. Allegretto also figures to be in the mix, shooting a solid 46 in the season opener.
Cameron Grumley was the medalist in the team’s season opener, carding a 35. “Cameron Grumley is extremely tough,” Myers said. “He is just a talent, an athlete. Oh, man, he’s playing really good right now. He’s shooting in the mid-30s, high-30s every time he goes out. He’s going to be the missing piece if he can throw in some really good rounds, we’re going to be tough to beat.”
The full roster for this season consists of Nathan Burgeson, Luke Shreffler, J.P. Allegretto, Cameron Grumley, Calvin Christoff and Sterling Elmquist.