The Trinity Hall golf team has captured both the Monmouth County (MCT) and Shore Conference Tournament (SCT) championships in 2021 and 2022. For 2023, they appear to be the team to beat.
The program lost to graduation Anna Clements, who finished fourth at the SCT last year. However, the Monarchs still boast an abundance of talent and have a good shot at making it a three-year run. The squad will be led by seniors Catharine Little and Isabella Scanapicco. Little carded a 76 at the MCT last year to claim the individual title by three strokes. She then went on to finish 11th at the SCT and 15th at the NJSIAA Central sectionals. Scanapicco has been a model of consistency. She placed third at both the MCT and SCT in 2022. That solid dependability has spanned two years. In 2021, she was third at the MCT and fifth at the SCT.
Juniors Jordyn Talluci and Gray Webber have had some promising outings last season and will add depth to the Monarch lineup.
Holmdel and Marlboro should be considered top contenders with the ability to dethrone the reining champs.
The Mustangs are solid. Their lineup is populated by sophomores and juniors. Given their youth, the program figures as a future powerhouse. Marlboro’s Kashish Malik made a huge splash last year when she claimed the SCT individual championship as a freshman by three strokes. Two weeks earlier, she placed sixth at the MCT. Fellow sophomore Gwendolyn Chan finished 11th at the MCT and fifth at the SCT in 2022. Juniors Gabriella Perrini and Ava Ciaglia will underpin the squad. Perrini landed in the 18th spot at the MCT last season.
The Hornets placed third last year at both the MCT and SCT. The squad is solid again and paced by a pair of players who both have the potential to land an individual title. Senior Alex Schaul topped the 2021 MCT as a sophomore. Last season, she finished seventh at the MCT and was the SCT runner-up.
Holmdel’s Sirina Ganne placed second in the 2022 MCT playing in her freshman year. She also took sixth place at the SCT. Also rostered for the Hornets are sophomore Kyra Bechtoldt and junior Karoline Geslak.
Colts Neck is a squad that is on the bubble. The Cougars enjoyed a winning 2022 season and placed fifth in both the MCT and SCT. Senior Kathleen Castner took second at the MCT and third at the SCT in 2021. Last year, she placed fifth at the MCT and 13th at the SCT. However, she has turned in some significantly impressive performances in dual matches and clearly has the potential to top a major tourney. Sophomore Caprina Yarosz and junior Samantha Manos will join Castner on the links.