Fourteen golfers reported for practice this season and Head Golf Coach Justin Coup is hoping that some of those new to golf will improve their skills and be pushing for some varsity time by the end of the season.
Tyler Schmidt returns for his senior season. He has competed at state for three years and has a good shot at going again. Hayden Goerzen remembers, “The first four holes at state last year were some of my worst and from that point on I probably played the best golf ever.” He hopes to return to state his senior year. Neal Brubaker is a junior with state experience and is expected to help the team in scoring. Two other seniors, Aaron Reimer and Austin Cooper, should see some varsity time. Juniors Jake Smucker and Kent Duerksen have made improvements over the previous two years and are in the hunt for the varsity team.
Competing in the 2A class does not seem to bother Schmidt and Goerzen. “You have to play well at regionals in order to go on, regardless what class you’re in,” said Goerzen. “If you shoot in the middle 1980’s you might qualify, if the weather is bad even 90 might make it to state,” said Schmidt.
The Bluebird team will get started Tuesday at Herington and then play again April 8 at Hillsboro.