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Upper Sandusky Golf

September 2, 2013
The Advertiser-Tribune

Coach: Graham Treadway, seventh year?

2012: Won the North Central Conference regular season title and tournament.

Returning letterwinner: Junior Cody Clifford.

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Upper Sandusky golf: (front, left) Zane Ritzler, Hunter Rhoden, Robert Kinley, Logan Dickerson, Derek Clark, Turner Dilley, Isaac Hurley, Andy Baker; (back) Tommy Martin, Cody Clifford, Cameron Binau, Collin Gardner, Evan Scheck, Shane Stansbery, Daniel Maltsbarger, Jeffrey Davis, Graham Treadway.

Others: Seniors Cameron Binau; Jeffrey Davis; Danial Maltsbarger. Juniors Collin Gardner; Evan Scheck; Shane Stansbery. Sophmores Derek Clark; Robert Kinley; Zane Kitzler; Thomas Martin. Freshmen Andy Baker; Logan Dickerson; Turner Dilley; Isaac Hurley; Hunter Rhoden.

Outlook: It could prove to be an uphill battle for the Rams to repeat as NCC champs thanks to graduating its top five players, including two first-team All-NCC selections and two second-team All-NCC picks.

"Our JV team was solid last year. Really, all the kids played a lot. We had a lot of kids right on the edge for that sixth spot last year," Treadway said.

Clifford, Martin, Stansbery, Kitzler and Scheck figure to see time on the varsity along with senior Davis.

"We're young on the varsity; only one senior on varsity with Jeffrey Davis," Treadway said. "So it's going to be a rebuilding year. We're working a ton on putting right now."

Putting was a bug-a-boo for the Rams at the sectional tournament where they failed to escape thanks in large part to problems with the putter.

Treadway said practices will often feature putting for more than two-thirds of the time.

"It's a year of back to basics," Treadway said. "Our varsity is all under 45. They can all play, but they can't score real well yet. So chipping and putting is where that happens. They can hit the ball down the fairway. They get up around the green and then they usually have one bad chip and then two putts or maybe even three putts.

"I feel like if they can start putting and chipping well, we can be back in the 160s," he said. "I think by the end of the year, we could be back at 165, 167."

In the final season of the NCC, Treadway said the top cat is Galion.

"I think Galion is the team to beat. They were right behind us last year and they didn't lose anyone," Treadway said. "Wynford is going to be solid and we probably fall right in there. There were a lot of good seniors last year and so we may be in a similar boat as a lot of schools in the NCC with young teams and kind of rebuilding."



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