Last season, then freshman Jim Wronoski shot an unspectacular 92 at tryouts for Brookline to open his career. Over the course of his debut season, he demonstrated little of the skill he packed so tightly into his small frame.
Wronoski devoted himself to getting better. Each day he would go to the course to practice, breaking down each aspect of his game, according to the local course staff.
That discipline paid off when, as a sophomore, Wronoski led tryouts with a 76. Yesterday he outdid himself again as he carried the Warriors to a win in their season-opener with his 2-under 34 at Wollaston golf club.
“I’ve been doing this a lot of years and I’ve never seen a kid come back that quick,” said coach Bill Camelio.
Wronoski, who tees off seventh, didn’t surrender a single hole to his opponent. He didn’t even hit a bogey.
Camelio said the youth has demonstrated character far beyond his few years, enough to give him high hopes for Wronoski’s potential.
“You have to think he would be [great],” said Camelio. “You watch somebody with not only the talent he possesses, but just the maturity, as a sophomore. Sophomores are still babies, but he shows a lot of poise and maturity.”
Despite the breakout success, Camelio plans to keep the pressure off his young stud by holding him at 7th, at least for the next few matches.
A few good rounds don’t make a career. Camelio knows that, and fortunately for his future, Wronoski does too.
“He’s got a long way to go,” said Camelio. “And he’s not letting success go to his head.”
Teammate and fellow varsity sophomore Jacob Dana has a similar story, as he shaved seventeen strokes off his 97 tryout round last year, though he’s still a few steps behind Wronoski.
Brian Corcoran, the Warriors’ No. 2 guy, shot a 1-over 37.
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