Bring your roster if you are heading to Lake of the Four Seasons tonight.
The Chesterton boys golf season gets underway with a four-way meet between
the Trojans, Lowell, Boone Grove and Andrean with plenty of new faces,
including at the top.
“We lost a lot of players the last few years,” first-year head coach Kent
Butler said. “Coach (John) Sparks left a great basis for us to build on
after all the success they’ve had the last few years. They have a model to
shoot for. We’ve gotten a taste of going to State and I know they want to
get there again.
“I’m glad to have this opportunity.”
The Trojans will be led by seniors Adam VanderZanden and Mike Marshall,
along with junior Austin Johnson.
“Adam and Austin have a lot of ability and should be able to compete with
the top of the lineup most nights,” Butler said. “Mike Marshall has been
playing really solid and consistent in the pre-season.”
And consistency appears to be the strength of the 2011 Trojans.
“From what I’ve seen so far, and what we’ll need to do, is that we don’t
post a lot of big numbers,” Butler said. “We’re fairly consistent. We don’t
make a lot of birdies, but we don’t make a lot of doubles and triples
(bogeys). If you aren’t going to make a lot of birdies, you can’t make a lot
A solid sophomore group led by Logan Krantz, Brandon Martin and Evan Zondor
will compete for the remaining varsity spots.
“Everyone asks if this is a rebuilding year and I don’t like that term,”
Butler said. “I prefer to say we have a chance for our younger guys to show
what they can do.”