COACH: Whitney Davis (2nd season)
LAST YEAR: Tied for fourth place out of seven teams in the Class 4A Tri-Valley Conference. No one qualified for state.
KEY GOLFERS: Emily Augustine, sr.; Melissa Sahl, sr.; Samantha Black, jr.; Sylvia Renfroe, jr.; Elizabeth Demaske, jr.; Sarah McWilliams, fr.
DID YOU KNOW? Wizards coach Whitney Davis was a four-time state qualifier when she played prep golf at Mountain View in Loveland. She played Division I golf at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.
DAVIS’ COMMENTS: “We’ll rely heavily on our junior/senior experience. We have a lot of youth and underclassmen out for the team, and they all have the best attitudes and so much potential. I really see the future of this program continuing to grow. We’re going to feed off seeing how low that regional cut was last year (86), knowing that the bar has been set really high for them if they want to make it to state. It was the toughest region in the stage. As a team, I think we’re ready for that challenge. Our practices have been focused. We’re working on short games. We’ve been working on being out on the course. I expect great things for them this year, and I’m really excited to see what they can do. What I want these girls to get out of the season is I just want these girls to have fun. It’s not a sport worth playing if you’re not having fun when you’re out there. I know what it’s like mentally to go through those pressure situations, and understanding what parts of the game are going to help them get to where they want to be. Golf is a game that’s mentally and physically taxing. Not only are you out there for four to five to six hours playing, but you mentally have to focus and you have to be able to turn it on and off like a light switch. I think it’s 100 percent mental and 100 percent physical.”
SEASON OUTLOOK: Four Windsor golfers have varsity experience, so that should be a benefit for the Wizards. Davis said any of her girls are capable of qualifying for state on any given day.
— T.M. Fasano