Boys’ golf raising expectations

By Kyle Salomon, 

Mustang boys golf returns two state qualifiers as they prepare to start the new season.

The Bronco boys golfers open the 2014 regular season at 8 a.m. Monday in Stillwater at the Stillwater Invitational.

Mustang head coach Galen Wolfe said the team has been working hard since the end of last season.

“Many of our players have participated in summer activities, tournaments and practice in order to improve their overall game,” he said. “With this many seniors on the roster, we should be able to qualify for state this year. It will be very disappointing if that does not happen.”

Mustang returns the majority of the team that had a strong season last year.

The Broncos lost two seniors from last year’s squad. Marcus Chan and Dalton Cusick have moved on because of graduation.

Mustang will have five seniors this season. Dawson Calhoun, Aaron Fife, Dylan Igo, Jacob Jennings and Joe Larch will headline the roster this year for MHS.

The starters for this year’s team in the first tournament will be Igo, Fife, Larch, Matias Nelson and Calhoun.

Igo and Fife will be counted on to lead the squad as seniors and state qualifiers a year ago.

Wolfe said he would like to see overall consistency in scoring improve.

“We need to be able to score well when are having a bad day,” he said. “The level of competitiveness will improve knowing how important their scores are each round, especially at the end at regionals and state, when it counts the most.”