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Girls Golf tees off season today

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By TR HARLAN

Big numbers aren’t exactly a good thing in golf.

Chesterton girls 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 season.”

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.”

Nelson’s squad 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.”

 

 

Posted 8/2/2018

 
 
 
 

 

 

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