With six tournaments already in the books for the 2012 golf season, the West Jessamine boys’ golf team has five first-place trophies on its mantle and is set up to have a year to remember.
Last fall, the Colts started the season with a bang by winning the Kentucky Individual Tournament (KIT).
Following a mid-season lull, West won the region and placed fourth at state — the highest of any public school.
A few weeks into this year’s campaign and West has taken home titles in the 5-Star Classic, The Preview, Kentucky Cup, Camp Taylor Invite and the KIT — all prestigious tournaments featuring the best schools in the state.
The Colts placed fifth in the Greenbrier Classic as they were without their top two golfers — Fred Allen Meyer and Connor Haas.
West’s success has not gone unnoticed as the Colts were voted No. 1 in the year’s first Kentucky Golf Coaches’ Association poll, which was released Aug. 4.
Meyer is back for his junior season having placed second at state in 2011 and fifth in 2010.
Behind Meyer, the Colts have Haas, Travis Rose, Byron Speach, Austen Swentzel and Landon Adkins — all of whom have shown early on that they can complete with the top schools in the state.
Over the last few years, West has developed a healthy rivalry with 18-time state champion St. Xavier.
This season, West and St. X have finished first and second on four occasions. The Colts and Tigers will likely be two of the top teams remaining in October.
West will play in four more tournaments this fall and seven matches against individual schools. The region is at Lincoln Homestead on Sept. 24-25; state is Oct. 4-6 in Bowling Green.