By Russ Pankonin
The Imperial Republican
Golf coach Larry Munger will look to his seniors to lead this year’s Longhorn golf.
Returning senior letter winners Tyler Jennings and Darin Knobbe will be joined by fellow senior Allan Smith.
Munger said Jennings and Knobbe have the most experience of his squad.
Depth will be an issue this year, with just nine players out for golf. None of those nine are freshman.
The Longhorns open the golf season Tuesday with a varsity meet at Bayard and a jayvee meet at Dundy County Stratton.
Munger said the three seniors will be joined by sophomores Nolan Spady and Cade Francis on the varsity squad for the opener at Bayard.
In preseason practice, Munger said Jennings and Knobbe have looked solid. They will need some help scoring wise from the other three to make an impact as a team.
“That depends on the other three,” he said this week.
Looking ahead to the SPVA tournament, Munger said Perkins County and Bridgeport will be the two favorites, with everyone else chasing them.
This marks the first year for Bridgeport to compete in SPVA golf.
The team will play their districts at Cambridge this year. They play one tournament there during the season and it’s close enough that Munger hopes they can play the course several more times before districts.
Members of this year’s Longhorn golf squad are as follows:
Seniors—Tyler Jennings, Darin Knobbe, Allan Smith.
Juniors—Rabecca Huicochea, Lorena Mares.
Sophomores—Cade Francis, Nolan Spady, Trey Bahler, Vianey Marquez.
2015 Golf Schedule
Tuesday, April 7—Bayard Invitational @ Chimney Rock; Dundy County/Stratton Invitational
Tuesday, April 14—Lexington Invitational
Thursday, April 16—Medicine Valley Invitational
Saturday, April 18—Chase County Invitational @ Enders Golf Course
Tuesday, April 21—Perkins County Invitational
Friday, April 24—Southwest Invitational @ Cambridge Cross Links
Tuesday, April 28—Garden County Invitational
Friday, May 1—SPVA Conference @ Perkins County
Tuesday, May 5—Creek Valley Invitational @ Chappell
Thursday, May 7—North Platte St. Pat’s Invitational @ Iron Eagle
Monday, May 11—Cozad Invitational
Tuesday, May 12—JV Golf, Sutherland Invitational @ Oregon Trails Course
Thursday, May 14—Ogallala Invitational @ West Winds Golf Course
Monday, May 18, 2015—District Golf @ Cambridge
May 27-28—State Golf