Young Crestwood boys' golf team has solid numbers
Wed, 04/04/2018 - 10:29am admin
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CRESCO - First-year Crestwood boys’ golf coach Casey Bouska may not have as many experienced golfers on his team as other teams do this year, but he will have the advantage of solid overall numbers.
The 2018 Crestwood boys’ golf squad will feature 20 students. The juniors and seniors include: Reece Meinecke, senior; Kane Vaughn, junior; Colby Fye, junior; Jarrett Rice, junior; Dalton Scheidel, junior; Harry Kitchen, junior; Cade Wenthold, junior; Riley Foote, junior.
Sophomores include: Zeke Church, Mason Theis, Nick Braun, Wyatt Curtis.
Freshmen include: Tristen Kilgrow, D. J. Hubka, Ashton McConnell, River Horns, Austin Johnson, Hunter Bye and Aaron Randak.
The Cadet boys’ team lost three seniors from the 2017 team to graduation including: Alex Kerian, 2017 district qualifier and four-time All-NEIC selection; Isaiah Passmore, 2017 All-NEIC; and Colten Wiley.
While the 2018 squad will be a young squad overall, Bouska and his golfers are excited to hit the links.
“We have a lot of kids who are excited to play golf,” Bouska said. “We’ll have a strong junior class who have played in the varsity lineup.
“We’ve been fortunate we could practice outside. We had a strong week on the driving range, and we’ve been able to work on a few things. Hopefully, that will translate to some good scores,” Bouska said.
The coach said he is optimistic the team can show solid overall improvement as the season progresses.
“There are some things we can control, such as our putting and our mental approach to the game,” Bouska said. “Hopefully, we can be solid competitors during meets.”
Bouska noted the team has some goals for the year.
“We’d like to finish in the top half of the conference and hopefully get at least one district qualifier,” Bouska said. “Overall, we want to be competitive, get better and keep learning. We want to learn to appreciate the game.
“Moving forward during practice, we’ll probably practice in the fitness center (if the weather is bad). We can also go over the rules with the guys in the classroom, and we can work on our course etiquette and some techniques,” Bouska said.
The coach noted it’s too early to tell how the Cadets will match up against their opponents this year.
“It’s hard to know how we’ll stack up against other teams,” Bouska said. “I don’t know who the other teams have coming back, but I know that we lost two All-Conference players (Kerian and Passmore) from last season. It will be a challenge for us to replace those guys. Hopefully, our junior class can bring us some leadership."