Vicksburg Golf Faces Challenge of Small Squad

By Travis Smola

The Vicksburg varsity boys’ golf team is the smallest it’s been in years and will likely face some challenges while competing this year.

“This is the first time in our golfing tenure we haven’t had 15 players. We only have six,” Head Coach Rob Johnson said as the boys competed in their first outing of the season, a league jamboree at Angel’s Crossing. It’s still a bit early to tell how things will shake out this season. This year’s team has a bit of an odd makeup. There are no seniors or freshmen on the team, but Johnson said there are likely a few other teams in the league facing the same growing pains.

Johnson expects the leaders for the Bulldogs will be Juniors Brett Manski, Seth Crabtree, Taylor Harvey and Gabriel VanDyke. The coaches are also excited about their new player, Matthew Simonds.

“He has great potential. We’ve seen him hit some really great shots, so we hope he can learn fast,” Johnson said.

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