The Pirates golf team hosted Pemberton on Wednesday at the Riverton Country Club for their fifth match of the season and walked away with a 158-202 victory to move to 5-0 on the year.
“It feels good. We’re playing pretty solid,” Greg Shiffer said. “We are a solid team. The competition’s been alright. We have a few tough matches coming up soon.”
Pemberton fell to 0-5.
Today was the second match win of the week for the Pirates, who also beat Holy Cross. Cinnaminson finished fifth earlier this week at the BC Open.
“The County Open was a disappointment,” Tim Jones said. “I think we could’ve done a lot better. We wanted to do well. We still have a couple tournaments coming up. I think we qualified today for sectionals. Do well there and make it back to states.”
Shiffer and Jones led the way for the Pirates. Each shot a 38 on the day. The rest of the top six included Zack Howard (40), Jake Weick (42), Nick Anninos (46) and Conor Bresnahan (51).
“I don’t think any of the guys were happy with how they played at the BC Open, but I told the guys that was just the warmup for sectionals,” head coach Bret Jenkins said.
“Winning the County Open last year was great and it was going to be really tough this year. We are going to use that tournament as a teaching tool and prepare us for sectionals.”
The Pirates were missing Josh Elder and TJ Emanuel on Wednesday and still shot a season-low 158 for the day. The team’s previous low was 161 in a 161-183 win over Delran in their third match of the season.
“Especially Riverton with Par-37, even though it’s our home course, it’s still tough to score pretty high here,” Jenkins said. “Without Elder and Emanuel today and have a sophomore (Weick) in his first year on the team and in his first-ever match, throw up a 42 is great.”
“It’s great not just for the future, but also for his confidence. It’s great for the team because if a couple guys are out or who have an off day other guys can step in.”
Cinnaminson hits the links again on Friday with an away match against New Egypt at 3:45pm. The Pirates defeated New Egypt 163-218 to open the 2016 season.
“I think they know what’s coming up,” Jenkins said. “I know being undefeated meant a ton to them last year with it being the first time ever. It was something they really strive for and I know they want to keep going with that.”
“They have to take care of business on Friday and see what happens next week.”
Next week the Pirates take on Burlington Township and Moorestown in a tri-match and then Delran for a second time this season.
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