Writer Tom Scanlon
Surrounded by the amazing golf courses of North Scottsdale, Notre Dame Preparatory is looking like a dynasty golf program.
Last year, Austin Stadeli, who finished third in the state as a junior, capped off his high school career by scoring a state championship before going on to play golf at the University of Arizona.
So with Stadeli gone, who will take over as NDP’s top golfer?
For anyone following Notre Dame golf, that’s an easy answer: J.J. Gresco, who was fifth in the state last year and just four shots off winner Stadeli … as a freshman.
As a team, NDP finished second to Thunderbird High School last year, after finishing third the year before. So can Gresco not only win a championship, but also help bring a team trophy back to North Scottsdale?
“Last year, our best score in a match was 8-under-par,” he said. “This year, we managed to shoot 7-under-par already, which is very good. We all hope we can peak during the two days of the...