Landon Enderlin can graduate from St. Joseph with a distinction that few can carry.
Enderlin has won three of the last four 2A state championship golf matches, including completing the hat trick this season.
Chris Kordsmeier, St. Joseph’s head golf coach and Athletic Director spoke volumes of his championship golfer.
“He’s a really good fella,” Kordsmeier said. “He’s a real hard worker.”
Kordsmeier said Enderlin is likely the best golfer that has ever played for St. Joseph.
“And we’ve had some good ones come through here,” Kordsmeier said.
Enderlin completed his high school career by finishing in the top 10 of the overall state match in Little Rock last week.
The end of a career caused Kordsmeier to give pause and reflect upon the accomplishments of Enderlin and how far he has progressed since his freshman season.
“I’ve coached him since he was in ninth grade,” Kordsmeier said. “I’ve known him since he was little going to school here and coming to church.”
Kordsmeier, who also coached Enderlin’s siblings said he has been the model of consistency throughout his high school career.
“He was always a player that could keep the ball in the fairway,” Kordsmeier said. “He didn’t hit it a long way in the first couple of years, but as he got bigger and stronger, he got better.”
Enderlin consistently scored in the 34 to 36 range for regular season 9-hole matches. In the 18-hole overall match, he scored an 80 which put him tied for 10th.
Enderlin may or may not pursue golf at the college level even though he is certainly qualified.
But no matter if he carries his career on the links any further, he will always walk the halls at St. Joseph as a champion.