Columbian girls golf

Coach: Tony Vasko

2017: Sixth in SBC Lake Division

Returning letterwinners: Seniors Taylor Losey; Ava Sarka; Tyler Ward. Junior Meredith Obringer. Others: Sophomore Breanna Brock. Freshmen Audrey Buskirk; Camryn Gibson; Norah Smith; Ali Woessner.

Outlook: Vasko said that on any day, any of the team’s returner’s is capable of putting together a strong round.

“Our biggest challenge this year is consistency,” Vasko said.

One of the most consistent players has been Sarka, and Vasko said she’s expecting a big season.

“Ava always has high expectations. She is a competitor and she wants to be as successful as possible,” Vasko said. “I know she was disappointed last season missing out on districts by one stroke (last season). Ava has learned to play her game and not try and do too much. When she does that, her game usually comes together and she plays to her potential.”

Vasko said he’s also impressed with his younger players.

“The underclassmen really put in some time this summer in the weight room to become stronger and better athletes,” he said. “In the few days of practice that we have had, I have been impressed with the growth that they have made because of their work ethic.”