Coyote golf team waiting for chance to open new season

SHERMERHORN
SHERMERHORN

REED CITY — It won’t be easy for the Reed City boys golf team to get its season to an early start with prevailing weather conditions.

But co-coaches Katrina Wray and Tim Webster return for their second season with hopes of helping the Coyotes be competitive in the Central State Activities Association.

“We’ve been doing some indoor practices and going over rules to some of our newer players,” Wray said.

There will a junior varsity and varsity team.

“We had some freshmen come out which is good for our program to have them come out early in their career,” Wray said.

Ben Schermerhorn was the No. 1 player for the Coyotes as a junior and Ray expects him to come back in that particular spot. Spencer Battle and Kaden Phelps also return to the lineup. Two new players to the lineup are Chad Samuels and Lee Start.

“I expect they both might be good enough to make the varsity team,” Wray said. “We  haven’t seen them in action yet. They could be a pleasant

surprise.”

Matches are set for April 17 and 18 at Cadillac and Lakeview. A scheduled match this past Monday with Montabella was canceled. Spring Valley Golf Course is the home site for Reed City. Wray has been waiting for a chance to get her players on the course.

Wray is hoping to see where the players rank with practices and intrasquad scrimmage. Matt Kienitz was among the key golfers that graduated from last year’s team.