Robbins Leads Golf Team

By Dan Parker, Sports Editor

The Wantagh golf team was young but showed improvement with at least one golfer who is definitely qualifying for counties in the spring. Senior captain Mike Robbins averaged a 39 for nine holes on Bethpage’s Green, Yellow and Blue courses. In conference play, Robbins battled two of the best young golfers in the nation and lost close matches, including a two stroke defeat to Farmingdale’s two-time defending county champ, Matt Lowe. The Warriors, coached by Mr. Colavita and Mr. Kravitz, went 2-8.

Chris Klarides, a sophomore, also shined as the team’s second best golfer, averaging a 45. Klarides has an outside chance to reach the country tournament in the spring.

Sophomre Alec Guerin had a number of clutch wins for Wantagh. Junior Jim McHugh showed improvement in his game. Junior Dylan Lantz also lowered his scores. Senior Joe Repetti battled in a number of matches for Wantagh, putting on display colossal 300-yard drives. The lone freshman on the squad, Matt Zuelch, should be challenging for a regular starting spot next season.

“We will improve significantly next year,” said Coach Colavita. “A number of underclassman showed promise. Though it will be hard to replace Robbins, who put together the best season in our three years. We expect him to reach Day 2 of the counties this spring.”

A fall sport for about 1/3 of the teams in the county, the Nassau County individual championships are held in the spring at Bethpage.