By Breanna Smith
The Logan View golf team got out to a slow start this season, but have since managed to turn that around.
“We started out a little rough,” said Coach Krivohlavek. “The weather wasn’t great when we started, so our ability to get out on the course was pretty inconsistent, but we’ve made up for it in the last couple of weeks.”
Most recently, the golfers were able to earn second place at their own invitational in Hooper on May 1.
There are fifteen students out for golf this season. This year’s varsity squad consists of two seniors, one junior, one sophomore, and one freshman.
“Alex Hagerbaumer has played well, and his younger brother [Jake Hagerbaumer] has been a nice surprise. Nathan Taylor has sort of turned a corner, coming back from being our only State qualifier last year, and Nathan Wacker and Gavin Neilsen can both put up good scores too,” Krivohlavek said.
Krivohlavek attributes the team’s success this year mostly to depth and overall numbers. He says he believes that each of the golfers on the team have the ability to contribute to the team.
“We’ve been led by a different golfer at a lot of meets, and that’s our biggest strength right now,” said Krivohlavek. “I wouldn’t say we have any one kid that’s going to win a tournament individually, but we do have five that are mostly better than any five from other schools. We definitely use our depth to our advantage.”
At this point, the golfers are down to only three meets left, and two of those meets hold a little extra weight.
The Conference meet (where the Raiders placed third last year) is on Monday, May 7 at Beemer. Then they will attend the Tekamah-Herman Invite on May 10 and the District Tournament on May 15 in Oakland.
Because of the team’s success at these critical meets last year, Krivohlavek is fairly confident that, because this season’s lineup is similar to last season’s, the team will be able to finish successfully.
“We hope to be in the hunt at Conference and play just as well, if not better than we did last year,” said Krivolavek. “Our district tournament is really tough; we’re in a loaded district and we’re going to have to play well to qualify, but I think we can do it.”
Photo Credit: Morgan Morgan/Courtesy Photo
Photo Caption: Members of the golf team that attended the Logan View Invite pose with the plaque after earning the runners-up title at the Logan View Invitational on Tuesday, May 1.