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Prep girls golf preview: Spartans feature trio of seniors

Superior finished second on in its first home meet of the season on Aug. 16.

Superior’s Keely Morehouse watches her drive on the third hole of the North Course at Nemadji Golf Course Wednesday, Aug. 26. (Jed Carlson / jcarlson@superiortelegram.com)

Head coach: Ed Willie

Assistant coach: Brad Larson

Returning starters: Keely Morehouse, Emma Cooper, Kaylee Baker (seniors); Autumn Cooper (sophomore).

Who are the new faces on the team to watch? Coach Ed Willie said, "Brynn Johnson has established herself as one of our best golfers as a freshman. She has an exciting future."

Johnson is among a group of underclassmen Willie said came out for golf this year.

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Team strengths: "Depth, athleticism, experience, and attitude. Having three seniors on the varsity really helps. All of our girls play many other sports and are great students," Willie said.

"Keely Morehouse won our invitational ... with a score of 85 on the East-West Course at Nemadji. Having a No. 1 on your team that can spot the team a few strokes can can lead the team to a lot of victories. Emma and Autumn Cooper bring a positive hard working attitude to practice every day. Kaylee Baker is also very valuable and still improving as it's only her second year," he said.

Biggest challenge: "Avoiding the big number. We took second at our invitational (Monday, Aug. 16). Our second-place finish was disappointing, only in that most of the team played so well with the exception of maybe a hole or two," Willie said. "If we can put 18 together at regionals and avoid big numbers, we have a chance to go deep in the playoffs."

Coach's assessment: "We would love to be in the thick of the Heart O' North Conference championship race and develop some of the young talent that we have," Willie said. "We have 23 girls out for golf this fall. That is a huge number that we are very proud of. We want every one of those kids to have a good experience."

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