SHS golf team heads for season opener
March 11, 2021
Spring is on the way and so is the opening of the Superior High School golf team's season.
Kirk Utecht, coach, has 15 members on the squad. Because the school does not field enough golfers for a girls team in the fall, the Wildcats have both girls and boys on the team.
Senior and four-year starter Conner Blackstone is the team leader. Todd Keifer is the other returning senior.
Emma Henderson and Taygun Rothchild represent the junior class.
The sophomore contingent consists of Aaron Allgood, Haley Blackstone, Johnny Druba, Ashton Grassman, Neah McMeen, Jacob Meyer, Trev Mueller and Tate Streit.
Freshmen members of the team are Bayln Bargen, Grady Henderson and Carsyn Koening.
For varsity matches, the team will enter five golfers with the four best scores used to tabulate the team totals.
The team opens their season with a triangular match, March 23, at Geneva hosted by Fillmore Central High School. Sutton is the other team competing at the event. What was scheduled as a dual match at the Superior Country Club, with Lawrence-Nelson, on March 30, is now a quadrangular meet with Shickley and Red Cloud also participating. It will be an informal format as all 15 Wildcat players will be action on the course.
The Superior Invitational is set for April 1 at the Superior Country Club. This event attracts as many as 16 schools from across the area.
Utecht, who is also the Superior Country Club superintendent, reports the course is in decent condition, when recent weather events are taken into consideration. He had concerns about the sprinkler system as temperatures had reached more than 30 degrees below zero in previous weeks. He reports that all known leaks have been repaired. He expects the course to be in good condition for the season opener.
The public is welcome to view the home matches.