Varsity spots hard to come by for deep Lions

Team: Lansing boys' golf

Coach: Bill Pekarek

Key returnees:
* senior Bryan Courtney

* senior Cam Chiles

* senior Kyle Hallinan

* junior Lance Hodges

* junior Brett Larimore

* junior Greg Garvey

Newcomers to watch:
* senior Cody Arnett

* junior Dalton Burns

* sophomore Luke Russell

* sophomore Matt Sullivan

* sophomore Daniel Santos

* freshman Matt Holden

Team Outlook: STRENGTHS — A large group of returning lettermen, including the team's top three golfers from 2012, highlight the squad’s biggest strongpoint — seasoned depth.

WEAKNESSES — While too many options is a good problem to have, figuring out who deserves the precious six varsity spots is the earliest challenge for the Lions.

Big meets: At Gardner April 1; At Mill Valley April 3; Home meet April 8; At Topeka April 15; At Osawatomie April 20; At Atchison April 25; At KVL meet May 8

Coach says: “We believe our returning players have improved their game in the offseason and there will be some good competition among our players to be on this year’s six-man varsity team.
“Therefore, we believe we will be much more competitive in tournaments this season.”