Golf sees growth before District Finals


Senior Kate Chrestman puts in for par on the 4th hole of Pinecrest Golf Course

The first day of the golf district finals took place on Sept. 27.

The tournament is 2 day, with the top 3 schools in the district advancing to regionals.

AHS finished around the middle of the pack on day 1, with seniors Kate Chrestman and Adam Shawish finishing as the top two scorers for the Atoms

“My goal is to compete and try to win district’s. We’ve worked really hard and practiced for this so I’m confident in our team,” senior Kate Chrestman said.

Chrestman is the team’s captain and number one player for the Atoms.

She has scored in the upper 30’s recently and has already qualified for the regional girls zone qualifier in October.

At the time of publishing, results for day two of districts were unavailable. Results can be found at

An emphasis on chipping and putting has really helped the team clean up their game and put themselves in a good position heading into Districts.

AHS lost their last match of the regular season against Edison on 9/23 by a final score of 205-150.

The Atoms finished with a record of 2-5, with wins over Justice and Mt. Vernon.

The program saw tremendous growth this season, winning the most matches and achieving the lowest team scores throughout the last 4 years.

There are 12 active members on the team. With half of the team competing in matches and the other half on the practice squad.

“We have a team of 5 seniors and one sophomore who start for us,” head coach Jack Jennison said. “Last year we had 6 total players throughout our program and we have been able to double that number this season.”

With 5 of the 6 starters on the team being seniors, the program will turn to some of it’s younger golfers next season.
Sophomore Santino Inkpen has also made a positive impact on the team in his first season golfing, and will compete in his first district tournament this week.

Next season, Inkpen will be the only returning starter from this year. As the team will turn to its younger players who have been sharpening their skills on the practice squad.

“I’ve really enjoyed my time on the golf team, it’s been fun getting to learn the sport and make improvements to my game,” freshman Colin Hoyt said.