|Golfers start season Tuesday at Dundy County|
By Jan Rahn
Three returning varsity players from last year’s squad, along with two golfers with varsity experience and several young players give Head Coach Chris Mestl positive vibes for a successful golf season.
The Perkins County Plainsmen golfers face their stiffest competitor in North Platte St. Pat’s, according to Mestl. Other foes on the course include SPVA contenders Chase County, Sutherland and Hershey.
The season also includes meets at Dundy County, Creek Valley, Ogallala and Garden County which lead along the path to district competition mid-May and state May 25-26 in Kearney.
The Plainsmen squad finished in fifth place at Districts during the 2009 season.
“We have several young players that can make an impact on this year’s squad,” said Mestl. He is hoping the depth of the team will help develop more consistency.
Returning letterwinners include senior Nick Turner and juniors Ben Ross and Zac White.
Senior Mitchell Cornelius and sophomore Trevor Lee return as top prospects who have varsity experience from the 2009 season.
Newcomers to the boys golf team include sophomore Taylor Boldt and freshmen Alex Johnston, Austin Thelander and Blake Poppe.
The boys begin competition at the Dundy County Invite in Benkelman on Tuesday, April 6.
They have a home duel scheduled for Tuesday, April 13 at 4 p.m.