Senior Ian McDermott Hopes to Improve from Last Year’s Trip to State


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Senior Ian McDermott readies for a putt during a match on April 28, 2022. The Knights faced Fort Zumwalt North at the Links at Dardenne Golf course in which they won 167-183. McDermott finished the match with a score of 40.

As Ian McDermott enters his final year playing varsity golf at FHN, he wants to make his mark. This is his fourth year playing on the team and he is dedicated to going to state again this year. Last year he placed 72nd out of 81, shooting 87 his first and second rounds. He has been working hard during the off-season to perfect his swing and his entire game. He is dedicated to being good at what he does and wants to do the best he can for himself and his team. 

“I feel that state is very achievable for me this year and I’ve been working very hard to improve my game,” McDermott said. 

Many things have changed for McDermott since last year, such as new coaching and a realization that this is his last year playing. Having a coaching change during senior year can be hard because of the bonds and relationships that he had made during his past three years. Now having history teacher Matt Havermale as the new coach, McDermott will learn to make a new bond. This bond will hopefully help McDermott be able to make it to state again this year. Havermale plans to help McDermott achieve his goals of state and placing higher than he did last year. 

“I hope that I can help him just as much as I was able to help the girls team improve this past year,” Havermale said. “I know it is his senior year, but I want to be able to help in any way that I can.”