Even-handed approach: Mount Si golf’s vets play for team experience
September 12, 2012 · 1:21 PM
Three leaders of the rebuilding Mount Si varsity boys golf team take a laid-back approach to the game, but are serous about the bonding experience that they have as teammates.
Junior Jake Archambeau averaged 41.28 strokes on nine holes last year, coming to the game after playing football his freshman year. Archambeau sees the game as a different animal from the grid-iron: recreational, relaxing.
“I love the game,” he says. “It helps me become more patient, helps me be mellow. It takes my mind off the stresses of the day.”
Fellow junior Sebastian Gant averaged 40.5 strokes last year, and says he’ll strive to improve this season. He hopes to go far in the postseason; state play is a personal goal. Gant has been a golfer “since I can remember.” He suggests that his younger teammates get deep into the game. The best way to do that: “Just play. Don’t think too much.”
Sophomore Reed Pattenaude averaged 41.6 over six matches last fall.He likes the sport, and says it’s enjoyable hanging out with his teammates. He’s also expecting to hone skills.
Pattenaude has a special ability. He’s ambidextrous, and can lead with his left hand. That may give him something of an edge on the putting green, making him doubly one of the Wildcat golfers to watch this fall.
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