Tigers bring youthful roster

The Douglas boys' golf program has steadily grown larger and younger over the last three years.

The trend will be no different this season as coach Brent Eddy kept 19 players, the largest team during his tenure and none of which are seniors.

"We're very young, but we've got some solid guys that will be out there," Eddy said.

Early on, Reese Kizer appears to be the team's leader. He shot a 79 to take medalist honors at the season-opening icebreaker match Thursday at Genoa Lakes against Whittell, South Tahoe and Manogue.

"Reese Kizer is capable of playing some very good golf," Eddy said. "We've got a number of guys who've worked very hard to improve and they'll be solid as well."

Eddy noted junior Trevor Mitchell and sophomore Troy Shields as two who will be counted on for strong seasons.

Also, sophomore Wes Haskell, who shot an 84 Thursday, junior Devon McCole, junior D.J. Dykes and junior John Yered will round out a competitive starting roster for the Tigers.

Eddy said freshman Eric Guzman has also showed a solid work ethic through the first few weeks of the season.

"We're going to be in the mix this year to get to the regional playoffs as a team," Eddy said. "We've got a great core of guys and the whole group is fun to work with. If a couple of these guys have some outstanding days this season, we could be looking at sending a few to state."

On Thursday, the Tigers won the four-team meet with Kizer, Haskell, Shields, Mitchell and McCole all shooting under 90 for a team score of 427.

"That's a great start to have this kind of team score in the conditions we were playing in (It was windy and snowy at Genoa Lakes Thursday)," Eddy said.


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