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SPRING SPORTS PREVIEW: Canby golf preview

Photo courtesy of Canby golf Pictured is the Canby boys and girls golf team. Front row (L to R): Isaac Bollerud, Izzy Kamrath, James Kamrath and Cecelia Maldonado. Middle row (L to R): Lilli Opdahl, Jayla Hulzebos, Paige Viessman, Kara Rangaaard, Lydia Thompson and Eva Henningsgard. Back row (L to R): Ben Prokop, Isaac Bach, Tristen Ufkin, Lincoln Fink, Carter Verhelst, Lane Fink, Presley Viessman, Jake Wagner and Dylan Houseman. Not pictured: Jack Abrahamson.

CANBY — In 2019, the Canby boys and girls golf teams had a solid season, with one individual reaching the state meet. After not being able to play last spring due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Lancers will look to get back to state under coach Adam Richter. Canby will have 13 returning players as a group.

Richter said being flexible with the ever-changing COVID regulations and getting his players back into competitive golf will be some of the challenges they’ll face after having a year away from the course.

“One of the key adjustments will be just being flexible dealing with some of the Covid regulations and just getting all of the kids ready for competition golf,” Richter said.

Boys

On the boys side, Canby will be led by Carter Verhelst, Jake Wagner, Tristen Ufkin, Isaac Bach, Lincoln Fink and Lane Fink.

“I feel the boys team can be competitive in both the conference and sections,” Richter said. “We’ve got some great leaders on the team and a good balance of talent.”

Girls

On the girls side, Canby will be led by Jayla Hulzebos and Eva Henningsgaard, but Richter said they’ll also need to rely on their younger players to fill in key roles.

“The girls team will have quite a few new golfers this year so I’m looking for them to gain experience and be competitive in the conference,” Richter said.

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