GOLF ROCHESTER BOYS OUTLOOK 2022
PANTHERS OF THE CENTURY
The head coach: Lance Dahl. Deputies: Tim O’Neill, Josh Klingfus.
Best Feedback: Jr. Shawn Erickson, Jr. Jake Shamblin, Jr. Sam Hirsch, Fr. Ryker Hanson, Sr. Joe Nesler, Sr. Zach Blixt, So. Bo Bondy, 8th Brennan Weckwerth, Sr. Walt Oyen, Jr. Kroix Klingfus, Jr. Grant Rosin.
Season outlook: With 28 golfers on the team and a strong group of returning players, the Panthers will have strong depth and strong competition for the six varsity roster spots and six JV spots in every game this season. Senior Blake Kanz and seventh-year student Boston Collins will also challenge top returning players for roster spots. The Panthers aim to compete for a Big Nine Conference championship and advance to the final round of the division as a team. Coach Dahl said the Panthers are fortunate to work with PGA pro Jeff Gorman at Eastwood Golf Course, as well as Lydia Blauert and Watty Watson at Hadley Creek.
The coach says“All the kids had a smile on their face, even in the cold/wet conditions. I think it will be a very competitive group of young men, and we have the potential for our varsity and our JV to be different every week. We have a lot of boys who love the game and have spent time over the summer/off season perfecting their game. We seem to be really deep for the first time in a long time. We have several guys who can score and jump into college positions. Since only 12 guys can play in each encounter, getting all the deserving kid reps will be very competitive.
Seniors — Zachary Blixt, Owen Merges, Joseph Nesler, Walter Oyen, Aidan Swee. junior — Shawn Erickson, TJ Gibson, Charles Graves, Samuel Hirsch, Blake Kanz, Kroix Klingfus, Edward Retzlaff, Grant Rosin, Jacob Shamblin. Second year students — Bo Bondy, Maxwell Oftedahl, Mitchell Poncelet, Justin Sutton. Freshmen —Brekken DeWeese, Ryker Hansen, Simon Pierret, Ashton Schuder. Eighth graders — Keegan Hunter, Brennan Weckwerth. seventh graders —Boston Collins, Carson Herr, Cashus Hetland, Samuel Trotter.
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JOHN MARSHALL ROCKETS
The head coach:Dwight Miller
Best Feedback: Jr. Mason Decker, Jr. Cody Ahlstrom, Jr. Graham Freed, Fr. Brock Clarey, P. Ole Fevold.
Season outlook: The Rockets expect to have strong competition for college and junior spots every game. In addition to the five returning players, coach Miller expects seniors Camdon Magle and Jacob Anes Dy Quianco, sophomores Damon Miller and Andrew Billadeau and rookie Drew Glandon to battle for spots in the ‘alignment. Decker and Freed will be JM’s captains.
The coach says“They’re a good group who work hard in training and never give up on the course. They will grind with every hit. … We hope to finish in the top half of the Big 9.”
Seniors — Camdon Magle, Jacob Anes Dy Quiangco. junior — Cody Ahlstrom, Dylan Greer, Graham Freed, Mason Decker. Second year students —Trent Risser, Damon Miller, Tayten Hoelzle, Andrew Billadeau. Freshmen — Drew Glandon, Daniel Johnson, Ole Fevold, Peyton Eckhoff, Brock Clarey, Alex Beck, Adrian Thomas. seventh graders —Dylan Hughes, Jackson Daly.
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EAGLES OF LOURDES
The head coach:Jake Waldman
Best Feedback: Sr. Thomas Benner, Sr. Will Pederson, Jr. Alex Olson, P. Colton Rich.
Season outlook: Coach Waldman – who played at Hopkins High School and then competitive baseball at Concordia University in St. Paul – takes over from Jeff True, who left his position as head coach after the season last. The Eagles have a good mix of experienced players and young stars with college experience. Benner and Pederson will serve as captains, and Olson and Rich are solidly in college roster. “They all have good course management skills and are pretty long off the tee,” coach Waldman said of this veteran quartet.
The coach says“The expectation for the season is that we constantly improve throughout the year, both in our physical and mental game. Not getting too far ahead of ourselves and really taking things a step times. I’m very excited in my first year of training in Lourdes. I know the men’s golf program has had great teams in the past and I want to be part of the great teams in the future. To be welcomed into the family Lourdes has been incredible and I am proud to be part of this community.
Seniors —Thomas Benner, Jack Black, Will Pederson. junior —John Fritzjunker, Alex Olson. Second year students —Thomas Karau, Eric Nelson. First-year student —Colton Rich.
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The head coach: Gunnar Olson
Best Feedback: Sr. Ethan Norman, Fr. Tim Sexton, then. Mikkel Norby, Sr. Kole Forstoffer.
Season outlook: Norman returns as team leader after qualifying for the Class AAA state meet last spring, after shooting 75-72—147 at The Jewel in Lake City, placing fifth in the Section 1AAA. Sexton and Norby were also among Mayo’s top four scorers when he won the All-City Invitational last spring. The Spartans expect to have strong competition within the squad — they have 30 players on the roster — and they hope their depth can help them challenge for a Big Nine Conference title.
Seniors — Ethan Norman, Charlie Holtan, Kole Forstoffer, Chandler Dennis. junior —Matthew Siems, Cohen Ruskell. Second year students — William Smith, Quentin Sharp, Mikkel Norby, Gavin Nickelsen, Mikah Nelson, Dylan Maday, Nathaniel Jones, Braylon Gurtner, Owen Frick, Aiden Frick, Benjamin Condon. Freshmen —Isaac Ahn, Tim Sexton. Eighth graders — Noah Midtovne, Aiden Theobald, Will Gyarmaty, Dawson Desjardins, Mason Ulland. seventh graders — Isaac Sellon, Patrick Roth, Sage Markham, Jackson Capossela, Bennett Hanson, Charlie Cookman.