The Wauseon golf team is in search of their fourth straight NWOAL championship. In fact, the Indians were a perfect 8-0 in league play last season.
However, this season may be more of a challenge as they may have trouble finding a solid fifth golfer on their roster. But if anyone can get the most out of his team it is Mike Marshall, who is 1439-597 in his career as a golf coach.
“I hope that we can compete this year for our fourth straight league championship,” said coach Marshall. “We must improve each and every week to accomplish that task.”
Marshall also likes the fact that he returns four seniors who have had experience on the varsity squad.
“The entire team is eager to win and very coachable,” he said.
Coming back for the Indians are Anna Marshall (88.99 average), Brady Rupp (81.11 avg.), Chase Brock (93.20 avg.) and Tyler Clausen (94.71 avg.). However, they will need to replace Trevor Dominique (73.67), David Williams (80.50) and Noah Stickley (99.0).
“Not a lot of depth in our scores, so there is no wiggle room in our counting scores each night of competition,” stated Marshall of his team’s weaknesses.
Adding to the roster are newcomers CJ Moser, Trent Armstrong and James Allen.
Marshall expects a four-team race for the league crown, with his squad having a chance to repeat.
“I look at Archbold, Swanton and LC to be top contenders for the league,” he said.
Max Householder can be reached at 419-335-2010