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Golfers look to finish strong

Thursday, September 13, 2012 by STEVE ANDRES Special to the Press in Sports

With the golf season winding down, the Zephyrs have veered off course, but are now searching for a little momentum on the back three.

The Zephs got off to a fast start, registering two early wins, but since that time, they haven't been able to crack the win column and currently sit at 2-9. With three matches remaining, they would like to knock that total up a stroke, and will look to do that this week against Northampton Area High School.

Head coach Curt Beer said the team's recent struggles are due to some inconsistency up and down the line-up. His players have talent, and have been striking the ball well at times, but getting them all on the same page has been their bugaboo.

"They've played good, just not at the same time," said Beer. "It's a matter of trying to get them to play well all at the same time."

His top players have been a microcosm of that dilemma, as Mike Roth has played well of late, while Loran Pritchard has struggled to find her swing.

"Mike's been playing pretty consistent golf for us," said Beer.

Beer said that Pritchard's issues can be resolved and he looks forward to her getting back on track as they head out on the links this week.

As far as his other players, Beer said that Patrick Glasgow has made major strides this season. His game has vastly improved with scores in the 80s for many of his matches this year.

"Last year he couldn't break 95, and this year he only had one round in the 90s," said Beer. "He's really working hard and it's paying off for him."

His recent scores include an 81.

They've also received strong efforts from Jake Szakal who's posted scores in the high 80s recently.

As they prepare for these final matches, Beer said his job is to calm then team down and make sure they stay focused on playing together as a team . He's encouraged how they pick each other up, constantly cheering for one another on the golf course.

"That makes for a healthy environment," said Beer.

He also said that the team doesn't lack desire. They've demonstrated a willingness to get better and look to do that against the Kids, Huskies and Trojans. Beer said that his team is capable of playing well because they'll give maximum effort every time they get out on the course.

"They're a good, hard-working group of kids," said Beer. "They want to get it together."

Beer said he watches every shot and knows that the players are trying to make shots. They just need to slow the game down a bit and not get too excited or upset when things don't go well.

"We're looking to find that consistency and then we'll see some success," said Beer.