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April 16, 2014

BOYS GOLF: Howard County preview

Western is shooting for state; Kokomo, NW also look strong

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Watterson gives the Kats a solid No. 1.

“Zach is a great, solid golfer. He is great academically, too. He came over to Kokomo to take [advanced placement] classes,” Davis said. “He is interested in some of the Ivy League schools. He wants to play golf in college, but he is very, very concentrated on his academics.”

Davis returns seniors Tanner Guyer and Jake Hopkins and junior Ryan Balog from the Kats’ sectional lineup. Davis noted Guyer looks poised for a big season and likely will fill the No. 2 position.

Davis also has seniors Andres Cockrell, Tyler Emerick and Jeff McKay and sophomores Sam Seagrave and Conner Wood in the mix for varsity spots.

“I don’t know what to expect,” Davis said. “I think I have probably the most solid team I’ve had in the three years I’ve been coach, but until we play some matches, I just don’t know. I feel pretty confident about the top of my lineup. ... I like to think my team could shoot 160-165 on a consistent basis. If we can do that, I like our chances in a lot of dual matches.”

Kokomo opens against Eastern on Thursday at Kokomo C.C.

NORTHWESTERN

Longtime coach Randy Lindgren returns four of the five players from his sectional lineup. The Tigers finished sixth in the 12-team sectional.

“We’re very youthful. We have 15 players on the team — two juniors, seven sophomores and six freshmen,” he said. “We’re led by junior Blaine Brutus, who made the regional last year. He’ll play No. 1 with Drew Gill, our other junior, playing No. 2. Positions 3-7 could be musical chairs.

“We are talented. It should be an exciting year.”

Brutus fired an 80 in the sectional to snag one of the regional qualifying spots.

Also back from the sectional lineup are Gill and sophomores Gray Longshore and Parker Stroud.

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