Season Preview: Girls Golf Team Not Phased by Youth

John Maier, Sports Journalism Staff Writer

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 Following a state tournament appearance last season from now-senior Lili Fogland, the girls golf team hopes to make a team appearance in state this season with a rebuilt team headlined with lots of youth.

“We’ve got a lot of young players and one senior who medaled last year at State,” head coach Barry Glanzer said.

Glanzer said he isn’t worried about the youth of the team, and believes that they act mature.

“This year it’s like a college team; they want to get better and it’s fun when you have that,” Glanzer said. “I like anytime you have good talent and they want to get better, that’s fun.”

Glanzer said he hopes to instill a greater work ethic this year, and improve on the team’s weaknesses.

“I just expect them to work hard and be open to try to get better,” Glanzer said. “We worked on something today that some of them don’t have in their game [to improve their play].”

Glanzer said he feels very confident in the young team’s skills, and is happy with how the team has competed so far.

“After the first tournament I’m feeling pretty good because we got second against a really good field,” Glanzer said. “We actually beat last year’s state champions in that tournament so we’re doing well.”

Glanzer said he feels like the girls aren’t only good players, but good people too.

“I have good expectations for this year, we could do pretty well as long as they keep working hard. [The team is] a great bunch of girls, they’re awesome.”

The team recently placed second at the Lincoln East Invite, which was Glanzer’s highest finish at the tournament in his career. Senior Lili Fogland and freshman Kaitlyn Hanna each tied for second individually with a 79.

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