, Newburyport, MA


September 17, 2013

Port's scratch golfer

Crowther plans to build on sectional title


“I’m not a fan of people focusing only on one sport,” said Malenfant. “But in his case, he probably made a great decision. Because he is golf, 24-7. He is someone who cares passionately about the game, and, more specifically, he cares about his game. He respects the game like he’s supposed to respect the game.”

Another impressive story from last season was the Clippers’ reversal of fortune, which saw the squad starting out 0-6 and ending up at 10-8, a testament to Crowther’s leadership as well as his fellow co-captains, Kyle Bushnell and Dylan McCloy.

“He carries the role of optimist with him,” said Malenfant. “And everyone within his family has always been positive. They are good folks. We have a very good relationship as a player and coach. I understand how he approaches the game. He pays attention to the details. He’s a terrific competitor. He keeps his composure. On the golf course, he has incredible poise. But what I find with him that is amazing is that you don’t know when he is doing well or when he is not doing well. Nothing changes. He doesn’t change his approach.”

“I don’t like to show my opponents how I’m feeling,” said Crowther. “I like to stay at an even level if I’m doing good or doing badly, to have the same thoughts every shot, because if you’re doing badly and you’re mad at yourself, you’re going to keep hitting bad shots.”

As the season gets going, Crowther is looking to make an impact not only for himself but for his team, which has gotten off to a hot 3-0 start.

“I want to go out with a title for our team,” said Crowther. “We have a great team. Everyone is always picking each other up. We always have confidence. The Clippers are sailing right now.”

Crowther’s career

Name: Brendan Crowther

Class: Senior

Sport: Golf

Last year: Won individual Division 3 North championship.

This year: Broke school record (2-under par) with 40 points.

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