Schwenk swings into districts

Tyler Schwenk

North senior Tyler Schwenk extended his season by at least one more week with a strong finish at the Division I Quail Hollow sectional golf tournament on Monday.

Schwenk shot an 84 to finish 14th overall and one of the top four not on a qualifying team to earn a berth in next week’s district tournament.

“It’s an amazing feeling,” Schwenk said. “I’ve worked these past four years to get an opportunity to play past sectionals and I’m happy to see that work pay off.”

Schwenk shot a 42 on the front and back nines.

“I would have enjoyed a lower score, but the course was playing extremely difficult today and I was able to recover after a very shaky start,” he said.

Jack Rypinski finished tied for 15th with an 85 and Dan Goerndt and Joey Rypinski carded a 98 and a 112, respectively, to close out the team scoring for the Rangers. Tyler Sauric finished the round with a 117.

Now, Schwenk will focus on the district tournament on Monday at Pine Hills.

He has some minor adjustments to make to his game and his mental approach will be a key to his success.

“My improvements start with not making little unforced errors, playing a smarter game and trimming down on the number of putts per round is crucial,” he said. “Mentally, I just have to go into districts like any other round. It’s my first time seeing this course, so I am going to enjoy the experience and hopefully have a good showing.”

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