Spring sports preview: Boy’s golf

After a 5th place finish at the state tournament last year, the boys’ golf team hopes to contend for the program’s first state title in almost 20 years. With every member of the team returning, including all six members of the state team, turning that hope into a reality is possible.

The boys team is led by the their three top golfers from last year: senior David Catt, two-time state qualifier and defending Sunflower League champion; senior Brett Dowell, three-time state qualifier who finished 12th in the state tournament last year; and sophomore Jackson Foth who won the Washburn Rural and Shawnee Mission South Invitationals last year with scores of 68 and 77, respectively.

“I hope we win league and regionals, but state is kind of a toss-up because it’s only a one day tournament, and anything can happen,” Foth said.

Sophomore Logan Coffman, senior Ryan McCarthy and junior Tanner Jarman will round out the six-member team for most tournaments. Senior Brett Lightle, junior Dylan Hargrave and freshman Colin Weems all hope to break into the top six golfers by season’s end.

-Stephanie Spicer

Senior Brett Lightle chips from the rough during practice at Shawnee Country Golf and Country Club.