SPRING PREVIEW: Canby Lancer golf

Photo courtesy of Laura’s Photography Pictured above is the Canby boys and girls golf team. Front Row (L to R): Tristen Ufkin, Lincoln Fink, Natalie Bach, Jayla Hulzebos, Caleb Danielson, Lane Fink, Ty Thammavong and Brodryck Gravdal. Middle Row (L to R): Coach Adam Richter, Loren Hinders, Dylan Bach, Jake Wagner, Sawyer Drietz, Carter Verhelst, Andrew Snobl, Marie Svatosova and assistant coach Perry Fink. Back Row (L to R): Gavin Maynard, Isaac Bach, Nathan Morris, Cameron Maynard and Jack Nemitz. Not pictured: Eva Henningsgaard.

CANBY – The Canby golf team will look to improve on its success this spring under head coach Adam Richter. The Lancers will also rely on their youth this spring, with one senior on this year’s roster.

Richter said the first few weeks of the season have been about creating solid contact with the ball and seeing how its affecting the flight of their shots.

“We’ve been working on making solid contact as well as our chipping. We’ve been using these restricted flight balls to see the flight shape of our shots as well,” Richter said. “We were able to get outside a couple of times, but with the blizzard approaching we tried to get in as much as we could.”

Girls Golf

On the girls side, Canby returns Jayla Hulzebos as well as Natalie Bot. Despite having a low number of players on the girls side, Richter expects them to set goals for themselves and work on improve towards achieving them.

“We don’t have that many girls, so we’re working to improve on our course management and setting goals for themselves and continuing to show improvement,” Richter said.

Boys Golf

On the boys side, Canby returns Jake Wagner, who qualified for state a season ago as a freshman. After finishing just short of the second day of sections as a team, Richter said he expects that drive to stay competitive and work on pushing their season to the next level.

“Our goal is to be competitive and do well in both the conference and the section,” Richter said. “We’ve got some new guys and we’re working on having them be able to step up to the varsity level and handle that pressure.”

Richter added he’s looking forward to watching his team take on the course and carry over the new skills they’ve been working on.

“Mostly to just get outside and play golf,” Richter said. “It’s exciting to see the new players and watch them improve and we want to be able to carry that over to the course and expand the sport.”