Fall Sports Preview: Boys Golf is Ready for a Big Win

Sita Ahlen



EDITORS NOTE UPDATE: Since this story was originally published Lucas Culver, Drew Mendoza, Adin Berns, and Ty Shaw qualified for state. Mendoza won Regionals.


Lucas Culver (10) and Drew Mendoza (12) both share the same aspirations for the last month of the golf season; in fact, they share quite a long list including to win more term goals, to win Regionals, to go to State as a team, and to win 1st place at Tri-Peaks, but mostly to achieve more and do better than last year.

Lucas Culver started playing golf at age six when his grandfather took him to play, and since then he has greatly excelled at the sport.

He believes his best game was Tuesday, September 2nd at Holly Dot versus Rye where he played 14/18.  According to him, the best part of his game is his Short Game, which is putting from a close range. “Trinidad is definitely our biggest competition,” Culver told the Prospector.

At age three, Drew Mendoza was introduced to golf by his father, who worked at a course. Similar to Culver, he believes his best game was on the 2nd, where he beat the golfers from Pueblo South with 16/18. When asked what his long-term plan for golf was, Mendoza said, “I plan to continue golf outside of high school, maybe even professionally, even though that would take a lot of work.” As a senior, Mendoza says he encourages students to play golf, and to practice a lot. “It’s fun and the Vecc’s (Head Coach Ken Vecchio and Assistant Coach Brian Vecchio) are really chill.”

Not only are these golf players waiting for a big win, so is the entire MSHS community. Come support the Varsity Golf players at their next round on Wednesday, September 17th at Springs Ranch versus Doherty Quad at 3:30 PM.