Huskies On The Green


Morgan junior and golf captain, Frank Rivas, hopes for a successful season.

Morgan golf is put the swing back into their program this year. The Huskies made the state tournament for the second year in a row. Last year the Huskies finished 18th out of 20 in the state tournament, but  this year they soared to new heights this year. The Shoreline Championships recently took place in East Haddam. Morgan junior Frank Rivas shot a 78, finishing third in the tournament overall. He was one of only three players in the tournament to score in the 70’s (Portland’s John Sajdak-77, Old Saybrook’s Jack Ayers- 74). Freshman phenomenon Max Bugg shot an 81 for the day. He tied for sixth in the tournament. The Huskies finished second with an overall score of 330 for the tournament, only scoring higher than the tournament champions, the undefeated Old Saybrook Rams. The Huskies also had another big achievement to celebrate. Max Bugg was honored as a first team All- Shoreline Conference golfer. The last All-State golfer at Morgan was Ron Hurst in 2009. On Tuesday, Max Bugg became the next Morgan golfer to accomplish this feat. He was named Connecticut 1st team All-State golf. The Huskies teed off at 10: 40 am at the state tournament, at Fairview Farms in Harwinton, with Tourtellotte Memorial, Trinity Catholic and Coginchaug. Sophomores Gabe Van Ness and Tanner Romanos led the charge for the Huskies. Both of them recorded 78’s for the day. Junior Frank Rivas and all-state freshman Max Bugg each recorded 84’s, and senior Tyler Henry finished with a 93. Overall the Huskies finished with a score of 324. Although it seemed as if the dream had become reality, two other teams beat out Morgan. Old Saybrook finished second with a score of 320, and Northwest Catholic won the Division IV Boy’s Golf State Championship, scoring an incredible 313. The Huskies third place finish was respectable and a great improvement on last year. The team surprised themselves. ”The team did very well especially being a 7 seed.” said junior Frank Rivas. “It was the high point of the year for us. It makes us feel good knowing we have most of our guys coming back.” Coach Eric Bergman was extremely proud of his team, but he has set even higher expectations for his team. “I’m more than pleased with the results we have had this year. This is the tightest group I’ve had,” Bergman said. “I expect next year for four All-Shoreline and All-State golfers, a Shoreline championship and to compete for the state title next season.” With these high expectations there should be plenty of excitement surrounding this team next season