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TELL CITY - With three of their top five scorers from last year returning, Tell City's boys golf team hopes to improve on last year's 9-42 record.
Senior Ian Reed is the Marksmen's No. 1 golfer after leading them in most meets last year, including the PAC tourney and the sectional.
Junior Corey Young was the team's fifth man in both those tourneys last year but appears to be the No. 2 man now, said Coach Jim Meek.
Because of rainy weather this spring, "we haven't been out (on the course) enough to know what scores they're shooting," said Meek Mon-day. "We had to cancel practice today because the course was closed - it's too wet.
"But I can tell you both guys have improved from last year.
"Both should crack 40, hopefully fairly regularly."
He said Vic Schutzius, the team's No. 3 man last year, is also "real steady. All three of them have the length and game to break 40."
So the key to the team's success this year is "to find that fourth guy who's going to step up and consistently shoot right around bogey golf," said Meek.
One candidate is freshman Logan Bolin, who played in Meek's junior program the last three summers. "He likes the game and he plays a lot," said Meek.
Meek said Tyler Jennings and Alex Cole both "can hit the ball a long way and Hunter Dauby "shows some promise - he's got the focus."
Other candidates are Adam Ramsey and Alex Daugherty.
Tell City tied for sixth in the PAC tourney last year. Meek said it's "really hard to say" where the Marksmen fit in the conference picture this year.
"But I feel comfortable saying we can certainly be in the top half of the PAC."
He said defending champion "Southridge always is tough. And South Spencer I expect will step up - they've got a good program."
Tell City finished 12th in the 14-team Jasper sectional last year but also hopes to improve there.
"I think we should improve on last year's record even with some relative newcomers in there," said Meek. "Our first three guys' skills have really improved - I think they're solid.
"If we could beat over 50 percent of the teams in our dual and triangular meets, that would be good."