A fine season for the Garaway Pirates kept getting better and better recently when the Pirates took on Ridgewood in West Lafayette at River Greens Golf Course on Aug. 28. Garaway played so well on the same course that it will play on later in the tournament season that it had to throw out a 41 as the Pirates fashioned a 152 on the day, 18 shots better than the host Generals.
Brevin Weaver remained on fire as he and Zehnder Gibson each fired off medalist rounds of 37. Micah Hallman carded a 39, and Rendall Weaver added a 40 while Garaway tossed out Ethan Miller’s very respectable round of 41.
That score kept the Pirates perfect in Inter-Valley Conference play, and head coach Brad Nyholm said he is pleased with the way his team is getting solid play from a number of players night in and night out.
“It was nice to do that, especially at River Greens, where we are looking forward to playing in the postseason,” Nyholm said. “I think it was good to help us build some confidence at River Greens. Plus it was a nice win for us. To throw out a 41, that would be a coach’s dream if we could do that every time out.”
While different Pirates have generated good scores and it seems to rotate each night, the one constant has been Brevin Weaver, who currently is averaging right around even-par in league play.
Nyholm said the lack of experience in several of the Pirates’ younger players is to be expected because those types of growing pains usually accompany inexperienced golfers.
“They are figuring out ways to improve, which is all we can ask for,” Nyholm said. “They are all working hard to get better. I like the work ethic of this group.”
As for Brevin Weaver, Nyholm said his senior is doing exactly what one would hope to get from a senior leader.
“Brevin’s IVC average right now is 35.6, and he is just on top of his game right now,” Nyholm said. “He has done everything we had hoped he would coming into this season and has been such a stabilizing force for us.”