Vikings shoot for zone
last year’s record: didn’t qualify for zone
coach: Marsha Butler
returning starters: three (Misty Butts, Kalotina Monos, Adrian Crisp)
quote: “We’ve seen a lot of progress as a program,” Marsha Butler
Opener: Elko (Ruby View)
South Tahoe High girls golf is looking to start a tradition.
The Vikings sent two players to zone and one to state as individuals a year ago.
But now head coach Marsha Butler is looking to get her whole squad there this season.
“I’m hoping that we make it there as a team this season,” Butler said. “But I’m just going to have to go with the talents I have.”
It looks as if Bulter may have a lot more talent to choose from in 2000. Twenty-one girls tried out for the team, giving Butler something she has not had in the past – numbers.
“We’ve seen a lot of progress in the program as a whole,” Butler said. “In the past, we haven’t had as much interest.”
The two Vikings to qualify for zone are returning for this season. Sophomore Kalotino Monos and junior Misty Butts will lead the charge this season. But Butler is going to missing one of her big guns early on as Adrian Crisp is unable to play for the first two events. Butler was looking for her scoring to carry the team closer to a zone berth.
“She’s going to be gone for the first two tournaments,” Bulter said. “Hopefully she’ll be able to make up the points quickly. It’ll be tough, though.”
Butler will get her first look at this year’s team this weekend in Elko and is unsure of how they will react to competition. However, she is confident that they are ready.
“We’re looking pretty good in practice,” Butler said. “If we can be in eighth or ninth place, we’ll have a strong showing. We’ll know more after Elko.”
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