Lynden Christian boys' golf capsule

THE BELLINGHAM HERALDMarch 21, 2014 

LYNDEN CHRISTIAN

LYNCS

Coach: Dana Hagen

Last year: The Lyncs finished third in the Northwest Conference standings last year behind Bellingham and Lynden. ... Lynden Christian sent four golfers to state last year, and the team finished second to Ilwaco in the overall-team standings.

Players to watch: Lincoln Olson (Jr.); Travis Roosma (Jr.).

Outlook: Lynden Christian lost three state golfers last year in Willy Scholten, Luke Olson and Weber Bartz, so coach Dana Hagen knew this year was going to be interesting. "We're going to have to be really patient," Hagen said in a phone interview. "We're really inexperienced at the tournament level." Returning from the Lyncs' second-place team at state last year will be junior Lincoln Olson, who placed 12th. Lincoln's role on the team is a changing one, Hagen said, because he will be asked to be more of a mentor to the incoming freshmen, something he hasn't had to do in his two previous years. "I've got three freshmen this year, and all three of them are really good players," Hagen said. Travis Roosma, also a junior, will be tasked with making up for some of what was lost from last year's club, and Hagen believes he will certainly provide Lincoln another strong golfer to go against. "He really improved last year," Hagen said. "He's going to be a real solid player for us." But after coming off a second-place finish at state last year, both Hagen and Olson said this team is building toward the future, a future Hagen is excited about.

2014 SCHEDULE

March 25

Blaine, Lynden Christian, Sedro-Woolley at Homestead Golf Course, 2 p.m.

April 8

Anacortes, Burlington-Edison, Ferndale, Lynden Christian, Lynden, Squalicum at Triple Six (Avalon) at Sedro-Woolley (at Avalon), 3 p.m.

April 10

Anacortes, Burlington-Edison, Blaine, Lynden, Sehome, Sedro-Woolley at Lynden Christian (at Homestead GC), 3 p.m.

April 15

Blaine, Lynden Christian, Mount Baker, Nooksack Valley, Squalicum, Sedro-Woolley at Ferndale (at Grandview GC), 3 p.m.

April 17

Lynden at Lynden Chrsitian (at Homestead GC), 3 p.m.

April 22

Burlington-Edison, Ferndale, Lynden Christian, Mount Baker, Squalicum at Lynden (at Homestead GC), 3 p.m.

April 29

Burlington-Edison, Ferndale, Lynden Christian, Meridian, Sehome at Squaliucm (at Sudden Valley GC), 3 p.m.

May 5

Burlington-Edison, Ferndale, Lynden Christian, Mount Baker, Sehome, Squalicum at Bellingham (at Padden), 2 p.m.

May 9

Anacortes, Bellingham, Blaine, Ferndale, Lynden Christian, Lynden, Mount Baker, Merdiian, Nooksack Valley, Sehome, Squalicum, Sedro-Woolley at Burlington-Edison (at Skagit GCC), 3 p.m.

May 12

Anacortes, Burlington-Edison, Bellingham, Blaine, Ferndale, Lynden Christian, Lynden, Meridian, Nooksack Valley, Sehome, Squalicum, Sedro-Woolley at Mount Baker (at North Bellingham GC), 3 p.m.

May 28

1A State, TBD

May 29

1A State, TBD

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