Last season, Princeton boys golf gained a lot of experience as many of the team members played varsity for the first time in their careers. The young team has most of its core returning to the links this season, led by junior Jack Southard, a 2018 state qualifier. 2018 was a building block year for the team and this year, the team is looking forward to making gains. “We saw great improvement last year and look to build on that success and become more consistent this year,” Coach Derek Hasselberg said.
The weather has put a bit of a damper on things as it’s been tough to get out onto the course and start to find a rhythm. “Until we get through April, snow is always a threat. We were hoping to avoid a wet spring obviously,” Hasselberg said.
Weather aside, Hasselberg said, “We have one of the top juniors in the state as our leader and our young players are very competitive and I look to see great individual improvement from them.” Senior Tanner Pederson, junior Jack Slipy and sophomore Ethan Stewart add depth to the team that will look to challenge Chisago Lakes and St. Francis within the Mississippi 8 East Division.