Boys golf looks to have standout season

Team looks to head downstate, win three tournaments


Charlie Novak ’24 hits driver on hole #7 at Chicago Highlands Country Club against Hinsdale Central on Sept. 7 (Klos/LION).

Matthew Klos, Reporter

The LT boys varsity golf team is off to a strong start, carding a 5-1 record in dual matches and on Sept. 13, the team beat conference opponent Glenbard West in a multi-team tournament. 

 “The goal is to get downstate as a team,” Kevin Larmon ‘24 said. 

After starting the season undefeated with four immediate wins, the golfers have created team goals, as well as personal goals for the season, Charlie Novak ‘24 said. 

“One thing I’m trying to focus on this year is playing the golf course rather than focusing only on the competition,” Novak said.

Tryouts consisted of two 18-hole rounds, leaving plenty of opportunities for a record day, Larmon said. 

“The 73 [shots] at tryouts felt great,” Larmon said.“I felt like I was really ready for the season after that. I knew I was ready to compete.”

 Recording a score of three under par on the front nine, Larmon shot a personal best that day.

“It really set the tone for the start of the season,” Larmon said.

The bond between teammates is what brings this team its success, Larmon said. Five returning players, years of experience playing together, and knowing each teammate’s game is the key to success. 

“It would be an amazing way to back up our team who went to state last year,” said James Frehner ‘24. “But for me personally, it’s been a goal of mine since I started playing golf for LT and has definitely been on my mind throughout the season.” 

After handing LT their first loss of the season on Sept. 7, Hinsdale Central, their biggest rival, stands in the way of their state hopes, Larmon said. 

LT hopes to win at least three tournaments and achieve the goals they have already set, Novak said. Their ultimate goal, qualifying for state.

The team plays next on Oct. 1, in the LT invite. The IHSA State tournament is in Bloomington, on Oct. 7-8.