The Holy Trinity boys and girls golf teams might play in a very challenging district, but that doesn’t mean they don’t believe in themselves.
“It’s a good, solid team,” Holy Trinity girls coach Ben Rotgers said. “I’m really deep. My No. 1 player will shoot in the 30s and I have three other players who are all capable of getting there. They typically shoot low-to-mid 40s on a regular basis, but they’re very capable of getting to the 30s.”
Holy Trinity’s top player, Emma Baumgartner, has been tweaking her swing to get more consistency and accuracy this season. So far, it’s been paying off.
But the junior isn’t the only one who has been showing improvement this season, which is why the Tigers think they have a real chance to win the Class 1A, District 11 title.
“I really do think we can place at districts this year,” Baumgartner said. “Everyone’s scores have gotten a lot lower and everyone’s a lot more consistent. We’re all working really hard toward that goal. In that sense, I think we can also do well at regionals if we make it there.”
Freshman Natalie Doig plays at No. 2 for Holy Trinity. She’s followed by junior Grace Rush; senior Emily Rotgers; junior Sydney Smith and sophomore Mia Glover.
With 14 teams from Brevard County and the Orlando area, the district will certainly be challenging this season.
“They did change the district, but they didn’t make it any easier for us,” Holy Trinity boys coach Ron Benfield said. “They took out First Academy and Circle Christian, which were the top two teams. But they put in Trinity Prep, which won the state last year.”
Still, the boys think they have a shot of getting out of districts.
“We look good as a team so far,” junior Mitch McCullar said. “There are only two seniors, so we’ve got a lot of young people. All of the juniors and sophomores are good players, so we’re strong this year.
“… If all five people play well in districts, we can definitely go on. It’s tough with all the Orlando teams. We’d all have to play really well to move on as a team.”
Senior Cody Royston plays in the top spot for the Tigers. McCullar is No. 2, followed by senior Logan Araj, sophomore Rohan Prasanna and sophomore Cash Luck.
“We should be decent,” Benfield said. “I’ve got five kids who can play. If they play like they’re supposed to play, then we’ll be all right. I have some kids who are making a real big improvement. They’re not going to beat these (top) five guys, but they’re really making some big strides, which I’m really happy with.”