That’s what local high school boys golf coaches have to be thinking right now.
A group of supremely talented golfers play for local high schools right now and the Class 5A state tournament is right here in Fort Collins.
Here’s a look at what to watch during the high school boys golf season.
Will the state title stay in Fort Collins?
The top 5A golfers in the state will play for a title Oct. 5-6 at Fort Collins Country Club and a couple locals could be in the hunt for the trophy.
Hunter Paugh, a senior at Fort Collins High School, had a lead after the first day at state last year and finished third.
Teammate AJ Ott, a CSU commit and two-time Front Range League Player of the Year, finished 10th a year ago. The senior has been top-10 each year in high school.
Which local team is the best?
Fort Collins has the top-end talent in Paugh and Ott and the Lambkins hope to qualify a full team for state.
Fossil Ridge will aim to give Fort Collins a run. Josh Caridi was 37th at state as a freshman in 2014 and senior Noah Brownell was 70th at state a year ago.
The SaberCats freshman Dillon Stewart shot a 64 last week to win the first tournament he played in high school. Fossil Ridge also hopes to qualify a team for state.
What about the other city schools?
Rocky Mountain finished eighth in the league last year and didn’t qualify anyone for state. The Lobos are under first-year coach Chris Nickel. Their top golfers are expected to be Cam Nagel, Antonio Campana and Dylan Salas.
Poudre also failed to qualify any golfers for state in 2014. Caleb Maxey, Cameron Spaeth and Jordan Jackson are a few Impalas to watch on the course.
How do the teams outside the city look?
Windsor got off to a fast start, winning last week’s first Tri-Valley Conference meet at Pelican Lakes Golf Course.
Cole Krantz shot a 64, tying a course record set by his older brother Brett. Krantz finished 19th in 4A at state last year and will lead the Wizards.
Resurrection Christian returns three state qualifiers from last year in Warren Turner, Harrison Turner and Micah Ramirez.
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