Oliver Colvin and Clay Asplundh
The New Hope Solebury golf team finished up their season on Wednesday, Oct. 26, ending with a disappointing loss in team states. The team ended up placing fourth, shooting a score of 329. The eventual winner was Lancaster Catholic, who shot a score of 309. The score of 309 was a record score and broke the previous state record of 324. However the NHS team did well considering last year they shot a 343, and this year they shot a 329. The team was able to improve their score by 14 strokes.
Although the loss was unfortunate, it was another great season in what has been a historic run for the Lions. After winning states in 2014, the team was runner-up in 2015 to Sewickley Academy. The three-year stretch represents the best results in golf team history, led by Coach Demby. Leading the team were seniors Nate Hiriak and Clay Asplundh, along with impressive juniors such as Nina Kouchi, Ben Wiseman, and Bobby Wannamaker. It will be hard to let the seniors go yet again; however, the team will continue to work hard in the future. In fact, junior Nina Kouchi came in 8th in states for the AA Girl’s Division along with winning districts and regionals.
The loss represents some disappointment to the team who has been eyeing the state championship title for almost a year. However the team is still strong and will continue to work hard to achieve another title. Next year, the Lions will be coming out with more fire and hopefully claim the state championship.