Bulldogs depending on senior depth at state tournament
By LARRY LEEDS, Sports Editor
The Madison boys' golf team should be in the thick of things at the 2013 State Golf Tournament at Central Valley Golf Course at Hartford on Monday and Tuesday.|
Representing the Bulldogs will be seniors Tayler Anderson, Trae VandeBerg and Brandon Burg, along with sophomores Tanner Burg and Hunter Jamison.
This will be Anderson's fifth state tournament. VandeBerg, Brandon Burg and Jamison will be playing in their second state tournament, and this will be Tanner Burg's first trip to the state tourney.
According to Coach Joey Liesinger, the senior depth on the team will make Madison a top contender this year.
Another reason why the Bulldogs could be a top contender is the amount of playing time on the Hartford course. Madison has played three times on the course this season.
"Depending on the weather, we plan on two more practice rounds on that course," Liesinger said. "Our players are very familiar with Central Valley and know what is expected of them every hole."
To win the elusive gold, the Bulldogs will have to get through a star-studded field of teams.
"Parkston is the team to beat," Liesinger said. "But West Central will be tough at home. There are a lot of good teams though. Dakota Valley, Dell Rapids, Aberdeen Roncalli and Sioux Falls Christian all field good teams."
The best bet for Madison to bring home medalist honors is Anderson, according to Liesinger.
"He has beat them all in the past and is a smart player," he said.
There will be several good golfers shooting for medalist honors this season. According to Liesinger, it will all come down to whether or not Madison's fifth man can come through on either of the two days.
"Hunter has the capabilities of shooting in the 70s at Hartford. Then it will depend on the timing of the other players and what day they shoot well."
The first day's tee times for the Bulldogs and groups are as follows:
Group 4, 9:30 a.m.--Tanner Burg
Group 6, 9:50 a.m.--Tayler Anderson
Group 8, 10:10 a.m.--Brandon Burg
Group 16, 9:20 a.m.--Trae VandeBerg
Group 24, 10:40 a.m.--Hunter Jamison
©Madison Daily Leader 2013
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