Golf - Varsity 2019-2020

  • A nationally renowned school. A culture of academic success. A program with historic stature. A place to define yourself as a person and as an athlete.
  • The Mercersburg golf program is built upon a foundation of hard work, discipline and respect for the game. We stress individual improvement of each golfer within a competitive team environment. We work to foster an understanding of the rules and cultures of the game that will stay with team members long after their careers at Mercersburg are over.
  • Golf holds a distinctive place in Mercersburg’s athletic history, with origins that date to the Academy’s early years in the 1890s. Future LPGA pro Holly Vaughn ’80 opened the door for female players in the 1980s and longtime coach Dick Decker’s squads claimed titles in Mercersburg’s first league affiliation, the Mid-Atlantic Conference, in the 1990s. More recently, the Blue Storm has posted an unbeaten streak in the Independent-Parochial School League (IPSL) championships and has produced two individual champions in the Mid-Atlantic Prep League girls’ tournament.
  • Mercersburg’s home golf course for both practices and competitions is Whitetail Golf Resort, an expertly manicured 18-hole championship course designed by highly recognized architect Rick Robbins. The competition schedule features both league and non-league opponents, including archrival The Hill School, throughout the Mid-Atlantic region and culminates with the PAISAA state championship, usually in late October.
Posted on: Saturday, October 12, 2019
In a Ryder Cup-style match-play competition October 12 at Chambersburg Country Club in Chambersburg, Pa., Mercersburg dropped a 7 1/2-4/12 decision to the visiting Hill School. Kenneth Yonke ’22 (1 up), Khoi Pham ’22 (2 & 1), and Hendrik Heuer ’21 (3 & 2) won their... More
Posted on: Tuesday, October 8, 2019
Argyle Downes ’23 Mercersburg’s golf team got solid performances from a host of players, led by Luke Thompson ’21 and Argyle Downes ’23, to cruise past local foe St. Maria Goretti, by a comfortable 159-191 margin in a match played October 8 at Whitetail Golf Resort in... More
Posted on: Tuesday, October 1, 2019
Host Potomac School squeaked past Mercersburg’s boys’ golf team by a slim three-stroke margin (154-157) in a match played October 1 at Falls Road Golf Course in Potomac, Md. Argyle Downes ’23 led the Blue Storm with a 36 over nine holes. Luke Thompson ’21 shot 38, followed... More
Posted on: Saturday, September 21, 2019
Visiting Kiski, a strong, senior-laden team, knocked off Mercersburg’s boys’ golf team in an 18-hole match played as part of the annual Centennial Cup competition September 21 at Whitetail Golf Resort. Luke Thompson ’21 fired an 81 to post the low round for the Blue Storm.... More
Posted on: Saturday, September 14, 2019
In its first 18-hole match of the season (and against the toughest field faced so far this year), Mercersburg’s boys’ golf team took part in the Hill School Invitational September 14 at Brookside Country Club in Pottstown, Pa. Khoi Pham ’22 shot an 87 and Argyle Downes ’23... More
Posted on: Tuesday, September 10, 2019
Argyle Downes ’23 led the way with a scorching 39 over nine holes and Kenneth Yonke ’22 turned in an impressive 41 to pace Mercersburg’s boys’ golf team in a 168-217 win over visiting Spring Mills [W.Va.] High School September 10 at Whitetail Golf Resort in Mercersburg.... More
Posted on: Tuesday, September 3, 2019
Kenneth Yonke ’22 earned medalist honors by shooting a 40 over nine holes, but Mercersburg’s boys’ golf team was edged by host John Handley High School, 170-176, in the team’s season-opening match September 3 at Winchester Country Club in Winchester, Va. Newcomer Argyle... More
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Douglas Smith
School Archivist and Head Golf Coach
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Andy Schroer
Mathematics Faculty
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