Big numbers aren’t
exactly a good thing in golf.
golf coach Jordan Nelson is ok with it when it comes to the number of
players on his roster though.
“We have 17 on the
team and that’s a huge jump from last year,” Nelson said. “Six are back from
last year and that’s 11 new kids to the program.”
The Trojans open
the season today when they travel to Warsaw to take on the host Tigers and
Triton in an 18-hole triangular.
“We’re as ready as
we are going to be,” Nelson said. “We have several kids that have shown a
lot of improvement from last year and that’s really encouraging.”
Junior Madi Simms
will handle No. 1 duties in the lineup for the Trojans.
“Madi has a fair
amount of experience and she’s the oldest returning player to the team,”
Nelson said. “We’re looking for her to get a couple rounds under 80 this
Simms will be
backed by sophomore Peyton Martinson and a pair of freshmen in Katelyn McCoy
and Brooke Smith.
“Both Katelyn and
Brooke will step in and contribute pretty quickly,” Nelson said. “Peyton
played a lot over the summer and looks pretty comfortable in her game.”
The final spots on
the varsity will be held by the sophomore group of Addison Gentry, Bella
Auricchio, Zoe Swanson and Bethany House.
“We’ve really got
five kids for the last two spots on varsity,” Nelson said. “The five we play
(today), aren’t the same five we may have later in the year.”
didn’t win a single DAC match last year and were last at the DAC Invite, but
finished second in the Sectional and had the third best score of any DAC
team at the Regional.
“A good score is
probably around 370-380 for us,” Nelson said. “We may take until the end of
the season to get there, but it’s possible.”