Waukon boys golf team returns one varsity letterwinner for 2021

2021 Waukon boys golf team ... Left to right - Front row: Owen Malone, Joe Schwartz, Sean Cooper, Cody Huinker, Dylan Hogan, Mason Wasson, Drew Weymiller; Back row: Brock Sommer, Walker Hermeier, Daniel Gruman, Connor Stegen, Ethan O’Neill, Jaden Hager, Aidan Jones. Not pictured: Creed Welch, Logan Delaney, Nick Goltz, Cashton Lloyd.

It is with bittersweet anticipation that the Waukon boys golf team begins it 2021 season. The golf Tribe will field one of its biggest teams in recent years, but within this spring’s 18 participants just one brings back any letterwinning experience to build on, as the cancellation of last spring’s season due to the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic not only took away a season’s worth of competition for the team but also a season-plus of building block experience for players.

“Losing a full year of practice/playing was very unfortunate and last year’s team had the potential to make the State Tournament,” Waukon boys golf coach Tharin Benson said. “Missing a year of practice and play for the younger golfers will show early on in the season. Hopefully, we can get on the right track.”

This season’s lone veteran returnee is senior Aidan Jones, who contributed to the Indian varsity as early as his freshman year. “I will have one returning letter winner this year in Aidan Jones, and I will look for him to lead us in scoring and consistency,” Coach Benson said.

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