The demonstrated ability of a player to go low when it counts, to keep his foot on the gas without backing off and get into the clubhouse by posting a sub-70 score, is a strong indicator of potential golfing success.
A prime example of one such player – a gunslinger who actually seems to revel in being that kind of finisher — is Christian Emmerich of Kernwood Country Club, a player who, by all appearances, is poised to have a breakout summer.
Emmerich, the middle brother of a golfing trio with the elder Max and the younger Aidan, is a rising senior at Holy Cross who became the first Crusader in 12 years to achieve first-team All-Patriot League honors. He notched a fourth-place finish in the league championship at the Steel Club in Hellertown, Pa., with scores of 71-74-73-218 (+2).
Emmerich was only the ninth Holy Cross golfer to earn first-team honors in school history, and the first since 2011. He also achieved Patriot League All-Academic status — an award conferred on those with at least a 3.20 GPA — and was the first Holy Cross golfer to earn that award since 2012.