Just five potential golfers reported to practice for Colfax coach Vince Ross this year and only two of them have varsity experience.
Sophomores Trevor Seston and Trey Gullickson are returning letter winners and are expected to lead the group of five which includes sophomore Andy Buckley and freshmen Trenton Anderson and Bryce Fransway.
Gone from last year’s team are First Team All Conference player Dillon Lloyd through graduation, and Whitney DeMoe, the only Viking to make it to the sectional meet. DeMoe, a senior, was a member of the newly formed girls’ team last fall and therefor cannot play on the boys’ team this spring. Although the team placed third in the final 18 hole conference meet, they still found themselves in the cellar of the conference when the regular season ended.
“With a young team, we are focusing on developing the swings of each of our players” said Ross, who begins his eighth year leading the team. “We will work on getting the kids better from 100 yards and in. We want to stay positive and set scores we can improve on at each match.”
Ross believes Glenwood City, being the returning conference champion, will be the team to beat this year, while Mondovi and Spring Valley have some talented kids returning and should be very competitive.