13 out for golf at CHS
Returning their top six golfers, the Concordia Orioles have the makings of being a formidable foe on the links in 2012.
Senior Josh Bushman heads the list. He was the individual district champion, sectional qualifier and state qualifier last year.
Senior John Cross also qualified for the sectional tournament by winding up in the top 15 at district.
Also qualifying for sectional was Willie Kirchhoff, now a senior.
Basye says sophomores Logan Foster, Dalton Treat and Trent Summers "had solid seasons last year, and will compete to fill the remaining varsity spots."
It may take some time for others to get their game up to par.
"The team has a number of freshmen and sophomores who are still learning the game and all the subtle rules that go along with it," Basye said. "We are hopeful they can step up and fill the five JV (junior varsity) spots."
Basye is optimistic for a good season.
"If our returning golfers can play up to their potential, and our young golfers keep improving, there is no reason we shouldn't have a very successful season, both individually and as a team."