S-C golf team has strong core of returning players

March 12, 2014

in Roundup

JacobCarroll-3The Smith-Cotton Tiger boys are coached by BJ Curry, with 26 years at Sedalia, and in his 24th year as golf coach.

The Tigers compete in the West Central Conference.

Returning varsity players include: Jacob Carroll, 11; Wyatt Foster, 12; Alex Lorenz, 11; Taylor Mankin, 12; Tyler Steger, 12.

Key newcomers include Logan Dey, 11; Luke Husong, 9; Jackson Kempton, 9; Ryan Lefevers, 11; Zach Morrison, 9; Gage Saulbeamer 9; Tyler Thompson, 9; Matt Tilley, 9; Kendall Weymuth, 9.

No seniors were lost to graduation last year, coach Curry noted.

As far as his top players, Curry said he hasn’t determined that yet. “I don’t think the same five will be playing each time. We have several players with the capability of making varsity. It will be a battle amongst them throughout the year,” he noted.

Team strengths for the Tigers this season include players wanting to be on the varsity team.

“We have several players that will vie for playing time on varsity, so this will push each one of them. We have a very strong core of returning players, those that played varsity but also the ones that maybe didn’t see varsity action but have improved.,” Curry said.

As far as weaknesses, Curry said that “because I don’t see a set five playing each time, inexperience could come into play.”

Curry believes he has players with prospects of going to state this year.

“I believe that we have several players with the ability to qualify for sectionals and then state. Any of the five that make the district team will have a chance to qualify. Photo by Randy Kirby, Sedalia Weekly Observer.

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