Coach: Steve Barthlow
Last year: Finished 13th in the Northwest Conference standings. Finished third at the 2A Northwest District Tournament and sent one golfer to state.
Players to watch: Ryan Wallen (sr.), Devan Boucher (jr.), Jordan Antonson (jr.), Charlie Baldwin (so.), Antonie Inthavong (jr.), Chad Reimer (so.), Aaron Onyon (so.)
Outlook: After winning the state title as a sophomore, Wallen is hungry to get back on top as a senior. He finished second last year. "He's got a whole lot of motivation," Barthlow said in a phone interview. Behind Wallen and Boucher, the Borderites are pretty young. Antonson and Baldwin are in their second year playing, and everybody else is learning on the job. "We're young," Barthlow said. "We have great leadership with Ryan and the experience that he has, but beyond him, we're really young experience-wise, except for Devan. We struggled our first match, because it was our first time playing varsity for many of them, but I think you saw some improvement in the second match." Barthlow said he's been pleased with the team's work ethic, especially from the younger golfers, as they prepare for a new postseason format in Class 1A.
Reach ANDREW LANG at firstname.lastname@example.org or call ext. 862.