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CHS Girls Golf opens season today

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By TR HARLAN

The Chesterton girls golf team lost four four-year players to graduation, but the cupboard isn’t completely bare for Coach Jordan Nelson’s team.

“High school golf is kind of a luck of the draw,” Nelson said. “It’s hard to keep the caliber of players we had last year in the four seniors coming through every year. They contributed from day one of their freshman year.”

Senior Elyse Stasil, last year’s state runner-up, returns to spearhead a team that includes just five players and three players new to the game.

“Elyse had a great year last year,” Nelson said. “She’s got a little fire in her right now after finishing second in the State Finals last year and she’s used that as motivation all summer. She’s in better shape and has put a lot of effort into getting better and better.

“I think she’ll take over some of the player-coach role for us as well. My goal for her is to help her get to the level she wants to be, but also to watch her mature as a leader and help pull the rest of the team along.”

The team’s only other returner is sophomore Madison Simms, up from the junior varsity.

“She hasn’t played a lot this year, but she has the potential,” Nelson said. “She knows she can play well and put the work in to get better. She enjoys the game and we’re excited to keep working with her.”

Newcomers for the Trojans include freshmen Bethany House, Zoe Swanson and Bella Auricchio.

“It’s difficult,” Nelson said. “It isn’t an easy game to bring new people into. We’ll just have to stay patient and make sure they are having fun out there. We play a lot of games and different activities to keep things fresh for them.”

Chesterton opens the season today when they travel to the Lafayette Jeff Invitational at BattleGround Golf Club.

“There are two major jobs for me this year,” Nelson said. “One is to make sure Elise gets what she needs to continue to improve and get back to where she wants to be and, second, to work with the new players and get them ready to play at a varsity level.

“We may not be able to compete at the highest level this year as a group, but the goal is to see them improve. If they stick with us, we think they can be good players down the road.”

CHS Girls Golf opens season today

By TR HARLAN

The Chesterton girls golf team lost four four-year players to graduation, but the cupboard isn’t completely bare for Coach Jordan Nelson’s team.

“High school golf is kind of a luck of the draw,” Nelson said. “It’s hard to keep the caliber of players we had last year in the four seniors coming through every year. They contributed from day one of their freshman year.”

Senior Elyse Stasil, last year’s state runner-up, returns to spearhead a team that includes just five players and three players new to the game.

“Elyse had a great year last year,” Nelson said. “She’s got a little fire in her right now after finishing second in the State Finals last year and she’s used that as motivation all summer. She’s in better shape and has put a lot of effort into getting better and better.

“I think she’ll take over some of the player-coach role for us as well. My goal for her is to help her get to the level she wants to be, but also to watch her mature as a leader and help pull the rest of the team along.”

The team’s only other returner is sophomore Madison Simms, up from the junior varsity.

“She hasn’t played a lot this year, but she has the potential,” Nelson said. “She knows she can play well and put the work in to get better. She enjoys the game and we’re excited to keep working with her.”

Newcomers for the Trojans include freshmen Bethany House, Zoe Swanson and Bella Auricchio.

“It’s difficult,” Nelson said. “It isn’t an easy game to bring new people into. We’ll just have to stay patient and make sure they are having fun out there. We play a lot of games and different activities to keep things fresh for them.”

Chesterton opens the season today when they travel to the Lafayette Jeff Invitational at BattleGround Golf Club.

“There are two major jobs for me this year,” Nelson said. “One is to make sure Elise gets what she needs to continue to improve and get back to where she wants to be and, second, to work with the new players and get them ready to play at a varsity level.

“We may not be able to compete at the highest level this year as a group, but the goal is to see them improve. If they stick with us, we think they can be good players down the road.”

 

Posted 8/1/2017

 

 

 
 
 
 

 

 

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