Terriers defeat Comets in season opener

Published 12:00 am Monday, March 13, 2000

MICHAEL KIRAL / L’Observateur / March 13, 2000

LAPLACE – Jeff Bordelon shot a 2-over-par 38 to lead Vandebilt Catholic to a 157-180 victory over St. Charles Catholic Thursday afternoon at RiverlandsCountry Club.

Justin Getzinger and Daniel Henry added 3-over-par 39s for the Terriers.

Kevin Killian contributed a 5-over 41.

St. Charles Catholic, playing in its first match of the season, was led by itstwo seniors, Adam Gros and Scott Froehlich. Gros, playing out of the No. 1position, had a 6-over-par 42. Froehlich, in the No. 2 spot but playing in thesecond group, had a 7-over 43. Brock Waguespack contributed a 47 andDerek Mayeaux a 48 for the Comets.

“It was our first time out and our more experienced players showed they were our top players,” St. Charles Catholic coach Mark Chapman said. “Adamand Scott are our two seniors and the two guys we look to to lead us.”Gros and Waguespack, playing in the first group, led off with pars on the par 4, 410-yard first hole. Waguespack sent his tee shot into the adjacent ninthfairway but recovered to place his second shot to within seven feet of the pin and two putted for par. Gros chipped his third shot out of the sand infront of the green to within three feet and tapped in for par.

Waguespack hit his tee shot to within 12 feet on the par 3, 175-yard second hole and two-putted for par. Gros finished with a double bogey after sendinghis tee shot onto the bank of the water hazard on the left side of the green.

Gros parred the par 5, 490-yard third hole while Waguespack bogeyed the hole after sending his tee shot into the right rough. Chad Whitney had theshot of the hole, chipping from off the front of the green to within two feet and tapping in for a birdie.

Both Gros and Waguespack found trouble on the par 4, 355-yard fourth hole.

Gros finished with a triple bogey after finding the water on the right side of the fairway with his tee shot. Waguespack hit his third shot from thegreenside bunker over the green and finished with a double bogey. Bordelonparred the hole after hitting a 290-plus tee shot into the middle of the fairway.

Gros rallied to par the par 3, 186-yard fifth hole while Waguespack made double bogey. On the par 5, 540-yard sixth hole, Gros chipped his third shotshort of the green but came back to roll in a 30-plus yard putt for a birdie.

Both Waguespack and Gros parred the par 4, 338-yard seventh hole.

Waguespack also parred the par 4, 362-yard eighth, rolling in a 15-foot putt from behind the hole. Gros finished the round with a bogey on the par 4, 430-yard ninth while Waguespack closed out with a double bogey.

“In golf, everything is really just a practice up to regionals and you hope to peak at that time,” Chapman said. “We ran into a buzzsaw today. Vandebiltis one of the top teams in the state in Class 4A and they showed it.”St. Charles Catholic is scheduled to play E.D. White at Bayou Country ClubMonday and West Feliciana at The Bluffs Wednesday.

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