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2014 Boys' Golf Preview







Gibraltar Carlson golf coach Rocco Giorgi begins his seventh season at the helm for the Marauders and he has an impressive combination of youth, experience and plenty of talent.

Sounds like a scorecard for success.

Carlson went 4-3 last year and finished third in the Huron League.

Top returning players include Patrick Hesson (sophmore), Patrick Holder (junior), Nathan Skuratovich (junior) Brendan Meadows (sophmore).

Top newcomers feature Brendan Mason (sophmore) and Nick Lusk (freshman).

"We are a young and talented team with a lot of experience from last year," said Giorgi. "Many of my young players played in a lot of varsity matches and tournaments last year."

Carlson also is very deep, with 16 players competing for varsity spots.

"Our areas to work on will be competing at a higher level at the 18-hole tournaments," he said. "We would also like to compete for the league title this year."

The overall outlook is very positive.

"We hope to make it out of districts and qualify for regionals," said Giorgi.



Trenton

The Trojans return four players off last year's team which finished 10th at the Division 2 state championships.

"We have tournament experience," says Steve Burk, now in his 16th year of coaching. "We want to build on last year's success and become more consistent in tournament play."

Trenton has a tough scorecard to duplicate this year after going 7-0 in the Downriver league and qualifying for the state championships after taking third at the regional championships.

Back in the lineup for the Trojans are state-qualifying players Ben Martenson (senior), Jalen Teifer (senior), Nick DaBrowa (junior) and Chris Mercure (junior). Senior James Dubiel also returns.

Top newcomers include sophomore's Lauren Sauve and Jack Hornauer.



New Boston Huron

Head coach Marty Salazar believes his team will be "competitive" in this his seventh year as coach of the Chiefs.

They were certainly competitive last year, shooing a 14-7 record.

Top returning players include Tyler Olson and Trent Olson.

Tyler Olson is a two-time All-State player as a sophomore and junior. Huron is looking for big things from him this year.

Top newcomers include Glenn Polski, Gio Buscemi and Jacob Polce.

"We have a lot of experience coming into the season," Salazar said. "Areas that need work include our short game."



Cabrini

The Cabrini golf team is headed to a new home course this year at the Lakes of Taylor and the Monarchs are bringing along plenty of experience and talent.

"Our returning players have all improved since last season," said Cabrini coach Kevin Logan. "Two of our top returning players, Nick Sanscrainte and Katie Logan, competed successfully in the Junior Top 50 tour last summer."

Katie Logan is Kevin's daughter who plays on the boys' team because Cabrini doesn't have a girls' team. Nick Sanscrainte is one of the top players downriver and heads into the season with high hopes.

Ian Taylor and Luke Knapik also return to the Cabrini scorecard. Top newcomers include Graham Clark and Nick Pilkington for the Monarchs who went 3-4 last year.

"Our team strengths are our top returning four players, and specifically our captain Nick Sanscrainte," Logan said. "I also feel that Graham Clark is going to be great addition to our team depth."

Logan and the Monarchs will be looking to shave strokes in the short game.

"Our ability to practice at our new home course Lakes of Taylor, specifically at their practice area, will help to strengthen our chipping and putting," he said. "We feel that the Lakes of Taylor practice facility is the best downriver has to offer and we are looking forward to practicing at their facility this year."





Woodhaven

The Warriors return three of their top five players off last year's very successful team that won the league tournament a year ago.

"It is too early to tell just how good we will be this year," said Woodhaven coach Mike Krogel. "We will know a lot more after a few competetions before the league starts."

Krogel will be leaning on some of the new players to help keep the Warriors stroking the ball.

"We lack depth right now so it is important that some of our young players improve to a point where we can count on them if needed," he said.

The Warriors went 6-1, won the league tournament and tied for the league championship last year. They also won a district title.

Back for the Warriors are seniors Trevor Monaco and Mike Clay along with junior Matt Miller. Juniors Alex Tobiczyk and Trevor Kenyon and sophomore Brendon Hoy are among the top newcommers for Woodhaven.





Last Updated: 4/15/2014 6:09:57 PM EST

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