Ian Clark (Bolivar) — Clark won the District 14 A-AA individual crown last season and also helped lead his team to the district title. The Tigers will have a much younger team this year, but Clark should still battle for the individual title and a spot at the state tournament. His leadership will be key this season in helping the younger players develop.
Cooper Dunn (Jackson Christian) — Dunn won the Region 8 A-AA individual title last season, and he will be looking to repeat. With the region championship, Dunn advanced to the state tournament, and the goal this season should be no different. He has worked hard over the summer and it should show this fall.
Holden Kirk (USJ) — Kirk is a senior for the Bruins this season. He has played well over the summer with hopes of keeping the momentum going right into the school year. The Bruins finished second in the state last year, and if they are going to return Kirk will have to keep his scores low in the postseason.
Colin Meyer (Lexington) — Meyer has played as the Tigers’ No. 1 all three years of his high school career, and that won’t change this year. He has helped to keep Lexington competitive each of those years. The Tigers will try to get out of the district tournament (after falling just short last season) behind his leadership.
Cooper Pendergrass (TCA) — Pendergrass returns as the Lions’ No. 1 player after leading TCA to a first-ever state tournament berth last year. He has one more go, and he hopes to lead the Lions back to state. The entire team is back for TCA, so Pendergrass needs to play with confidence on a daily basis.
River Scoggins (South Side) — Scoggins finished runner-up in District 14 A-AA last season, and he will again be one of the top golfers in the district. The Hawks finished runner-up in the district last season, so Scoggins will try to lead the team to the title this time around. His play always seems to peak at district, so playing consistently could equal a big year for him.
Kara Baker (TCA) — Baker helped lead the Lady Lions to the Class A-AA state tournament last season, and with two of the top three players back, TCA is favored to make a return trip to state. Baker shot well in the region tournament, and she will try to keep her scores consistently at that level this season.
Mya Starr (Milan) — The Lady Bulldogs have been the team to beat in West Tennessee, but graduation has hit the team hard through the last three years. But Starr is ready for the challenge to make sure Milan is still one of the best. Her score last year helped the Lady Bulldogs advance to the state tournament.