The Liberty Charter boys golf team are skeptical of the season to come, yet still have high hopes to hopefully reach state in the end. No one really knows what to expect with the golf season to come for the Liberty Charter boys, they are only returning two varsity players from the previous year. Last year, the boy’s golf team finished third at districts securing themselves a spot in the state tournament. The boys were not able to take a trophy at state, yet they still played well nonetheless. Going to state in the 2016 golf season was a huge accomplishment for the golf team as it was the first time in quite a few years.
The Liberty Charter boys golf team will be led this year by senior, Morgan Boyd. Morgan played as the second varsity golfer last year and shot some impressive rounds at state that year. This year Morgan would like to reach state and has high hopes for the upcoming season. When asked about the season to come Morgan said, “Our goal is to make it to state. I think we will make it to state because there is no one that will beat us out for third place at districts.” This shows the confidence in the team Morgan has as long as they continue to get better throughout the season.
The golf team practices at Redhawk Golf Course in Nampa, Idaho. This is a new home course for the Liberty golf team as they did not practice at Redhawk last year. The course is challenging with many hazards coming in to play on the course. The course lacks practice facilities making it hard for the team to practice their short game.
The boys golf team has their first tournament on Thursday, March 9 at Riverbend Golf Course. The tournament will be in Wilder, Idaho and will contain teams from all across the Treasure Valley. The three returning players from last year; Morgan Boyd, Michael Corkish, and Kai Garman will be playing in this tournament and be hopeful to place in some of the top spots.
The Liberty boys golf team is composed of five varsity spots, and as of now there is no certainty as to who will fill all of those spots. With this uncertainty, the team cannot be too sure about making it to state in the end of the season. The team will have to work hard and continue to improve throughout the season. If there are players improving that can fill all of these spots, the Liberty team will then be set for a successful season.