With four starters returning, Lancaster and Stoll are juniors, Hatton is a sophomore and Brown a freshman, Ricke believes his team has the potential, and experience, for a good season next spring.
“Cam had a tough back nine (Washington started its day off the 10th tee), but he bounced back with his back nine today and had a pretty decent score,” Ricke said. “Tyler not all that bad with his experience level.”
The regional was expanded this spring to 18 team from the usual 15. Country Oaks had not originally planned to have the regional with added teams coming from the central part of the state.
The facility learned the IHSAA was bringing the tournament back during the golf season, and Ricke believed the event went well.
“The athletic department and the staff here at Country Oaks did a great job,” Ricke said.
“They did a great job with the organization, and Max Nickless (the club’s
superintendent) and his staff did a wonderful job on the course. It was in tip-top shape, and that’s been hard to do with the rain we’ve had.”