Coach: Margie Hovde
Last year: Finished 13th in the Northwest Conference. Did not qualify any golfers for state.
Players to watch: Nicole Morgan (so.), Haizel Allen (so.), Monica Mouth (so.), Cienna Semsak (so.), Annie Jane Burns (so.), Courtney Waytashek (fr.), Ashley Holtrop (so.)
Outlook: The Golden Eagles are very young and inexperienced this year. Mouth, Morgan and Allen are the returning letter winners from last year, but even they are sophomores, as are Semsak, Burns and Holtrop, while Waytashek is a freshman. Add in a first-year coach, who said she took up the game only a few years ago "but has been in love with it ever since," and this year will be a "building year," said Hovde, who also had two sons and one daughter play golf in high school. "The team is making steady progress in the early season, and I believe it has the motivation and potential to be competitive in the Northwest Conference," Hovde said. The biggest thing the Golden Eagles would like to see is improvement over last season and throughout the year.
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