Ed-Co averaged 174.86 per nine holes as a team previous year, and 347.33 per 18 holes, finishing 3rd in the Upper Iowa Conference.
Seniors Ben Ernst and Cory Kloser are experienced golfers who played on Ed-Co's 2015 State Tournament team and have the talent to have big seasons in 2018. Some old faces, some new.
"We still have two years left with Sam", said Palestine head boys' and girls' coach Michael Dear.
After a week of cold weather and postponements, more than 35 high school golfers hit the links at Indian Hills Tuesday afternoon. Freshmen Jacob Elmer and Joey Langstraat both said that this was a quote they look up to.
"I want the kids to gain a passion for the game that encourages them to continue golfing throughout the summer", Berg said.
"If you look at it, it's all there", he said.
Almost every time Kallie Sakamoto steps onto a golf course - whether it's playing practice rounds together, or swinging for the Washougal golf team, where her dad helps out as an assistant coach - it's a chance for the Washougal High golfer to spend time with her father, David Sakamoto.
After playing on Kinston's first golf team as sophomore, Moulton chose to turn his full attention to that sport and stepped away from also playing on the school's basketball team.
"I am so proud of these young men", Craig said in a press release after the final round. Children on the golf course must be paid players. Elmer's favorite course is the Painted Hills. "I feel honored to be recognized amongst an fantastic group of athletes, and grateful to have played the sport I love with so many great competitors!"
Kallie recently accepted a scholarship offer to play golf for Aurora University in IL, a Division 3 school with about 4,000 students. Langstraat started when he was about 3.
"With all the success we had a year ago, we only had one all-conference player", West coach Jon Andersen said. As of April 5, the Demon Deacons are tied for 14th place with University of Washington in the Division I golf standings.
As the team progresses they will learn from their struggles.
Moulton set his goals high for his final prep season. "I told myself when we first got a team that I wanted to make it to sub-state my first year, state my junior year and win state my senior year".