Coach: Brad Stephan
Last year: Finished 14th in the Northwest Conference standings. Did not have any golfers advance through the 1A tri-district tournament to state.
Players to watch: Andrew Klander (jr.), Paul Newell (jr.), Bret Rediger (sr.)
Outlook: Klander has been playing since he was a freshman, and Stephan said he's ready to make a big improvement this year. "He's worked really hard at his game, and I think you're starting to see his confidence level improve," Stephan said in a phone interview. Newell and Rediger are both new to the game, though, though Newell shot a 115 in his first round of golf at Lake Padden earlier this spring. "That's pretty impressive in itself," Stephan said. "He's one of those kids. He's a smart kid and he wants to do better, and he's trying everything he can to get better." Like most coaches, Stephan is still trying to figure out how his team fits into the new postseason format, which will include a 1A district tournament this year before tri-district, but said he hopes his team continues to progress before then.
Reach ANDREW LANG at email@example.com or call ext. 862.