As the boys golf team finished up its season with a third-place finish in the North Carolina Independent Schools Athletic Association’s 4A state tournament, senior Cole Wright ’22 reached another career milestone: his first hole-in-one. Wright holed out on the 164-yard Par 3 fourth hole at Bryan Park Golf Club.
“I’m proud of myself for aiming at my target, focusing my attention and letting my hard work pay off,” Cole said of the achievement.
It was a day of strong performances from the team. Wright and Morgan Riley ’25 both shot even par on the day to help the Ravens record a 305 and finish just behind Charlotte Country Day (302) and Charlotte Latin (304). Other members of the team playing in the event were Tosh Holdstock ’ 22, Nathan Skubic '23, Yash Agarwal ’24 and Jonas Lisson ’25.
The Ravens qualified for the NCISAA event on Monday, May 2, at The Grandover Resort East Course. The Ravens entered the round ranked seventh in the state and finished second overall with a 307, behind Charlottes Country Day’s 299. Nate Skubic ’23 shot a 73 to pace the Ravens, followed by Riley and Wright with 76 each.
The Ravens have been in tight competitive matches over the last few weeks as they finished in a two-way tie for second place, one stroke out of first, at the TISAC championship held at Hope Valley Country Club in Durham. Nate Skubic shot 70 to lead the way; Morgan Riley shot 72, and Cole Wright show 78. Wright, Riley, and Skubic earned ALL-TISAC honors with their performance.
Coach Phillip Shelton said of his team’s performance over the last three weeks of the season, “I couldn’t be more proud of the leadership from our captains, Cole and Nate. Every time I watch one of our guys realize a piece of his potential, the future gets a little brighter. I’m excited to see how and where we will improve to finish number one next season.”
Cole, a three-time letter winner on the golf team and a member of the 2021 TISAC all-conference team, will continue his career for the Tigers at Hampden-Sydney College.
“I can’t wait to play as a college golfer. To be able to show what a Ravenscroft Golfer can do in the NCAA will be special,” he said. “I couldn’t have accomplished anything without my family, friends and coaches — and especially my parents.”
Phillips echoed that gratitude. “Thank you to all of the parents and Ravenscroft staff,” he said.