The Century golf team finished seventh at the state tournament. Despite the disappointing outcome, this year was special for Century. The team had 12 seniors that competed four years.
The Class of 2018 holds a special place in Coach Preston Brown’s heart.
“It was a little overwhelming at first trying to see what we are going to do with all of these kids,” Brown said.
These seniors were Brown’s first class as a head coach. Twelve of the 16 seniors stayed around four years.
“Nice to have those goys continue to come out and support their teammates,” Brown said. “Even though they knew they probably weren’t going to play much this year.”
Most of the credit goes to the strong program at Horizon Middle School. However one senior picked up the sport cold.
“I played baseball before this and I hadn’t picked up a club,” Carson Wahl said. “I had a couple of friends that were playing, so I just decided to try it.”
This season, four of the six top golfers were seniors.
“They didn’t start all four years, but they continued to put in the time and play the summer tournaments that we asked,” Brown said. “That spoke volumes of their character.”
This group says the competition is just one of things they will remember.
“We’re pretty close,” Evan Erickson said. “We go out to team dinners and hangout. I think that’s what makes us good and have a good relationship.”
But that’s not the fondest memory.
“Last year when we won WDA,” Logan Rush said. “All of us played good on the same day. I was the last one to come in and coach came up to me and said, ‘We got it.'”
Coach Brown says he expects to have another strong year next spring, but he will always remember this class.