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JOHNSONBURG â 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.
âIâm really happy with the guys I have. I think weâre going to be tough,â Myers said. âThey 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 thatâs why Iâm looking forward to the season.â
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.
âCalvin had a really good districts, he was tied for third after the first day,â Myers said. âWith his play and I think Lukeâs right behind him there, I think theyâre going to be a tough 1-2 combo.â
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 teamâs season opener, carding a 35. âCameron Grumley is extremely tough,â Myers said. âHe is just a talent, an athlete. Oh, man, heâs playing really good right now. Heâs shooting in the mid-30s, high-30s every time he goes out. Heâs going to be the missing piece if he can throw in some really good rounds, weâre going to be tough to beat.â
The full roster for this season consists of Nathan Burgeson, Luke Shreffler, J.P. Allegretto, Cameron Grumley, Calvin Christoff and Sterling Elmquist.