Boys golf preview: Wilton looks to senior trio

Like most area golf coaches, Jack Majesky has not seen much of his team on an actual course this spring.

“Due to the weather, we had only three nine-hole qualifying rounds [at Rolling Hills Country Club],” said Majesky, the head coach of the Wilton High boys golf team. “On the first of those we played to flagsticks in the fairway and then had each golfer add a stroke. But it’s been the same for all the teams and coaches. If ever there was an argument for playing golf in the fall, this spring is it.”

Fortunately for Majesky, he can be fairly confident of what he will get from three players: Seniors Kyle Jonas, Richie Williams and Pete Williams. Those three were part of Wilton’s regular starting five last spring, along with the graduated Sam Marsh and Justin Shepard.

“They all hit it out of sight and are consistent,” said Majesky about the three seniors. “Going into the first match (today at Rolling Hills against Bassick, Harding and Bridgeport Central), I would not be surprised if any of the three had the lowest score.”

Pete Williams competed mostly as Wilton’s fifth player in 2014, but Majesky says that won’t be the case this season.

“I keep saying to him, “who are you? I don’t recognize you from last year,” said Majesky. “Pete Williams has really improved and I’m expecting big things from him.”

After those three seniors, Majesky says there are nine players vying for the two other starting spots. The group includes senior Jake McCully; juniors Grey Livingstone, Jack Bayer, Nik Fazio, Bryan Perlee, and Mike Logiurato; sophomore Grayson Kennedy; and freshmen Matt Martin and Liam Ryan.

“Six guys will play varsity and six will play JV, but it is fluid between the two groups,” said Majesky. “I expect some players to move in and out of the varsity lineup.”

Notes: Wilton went 12-5-1 during the regular season last year. The Warriors finished eighth at the FCIAC championships and 16th at the Division I state championships.

Wilton is scheduled to play its first road match Wednesday against Danbury at Richter Park.

The Warriors will play all of their 18 regular-season matches in slightly more than a month (April 21 to May 27).