Coach: Nathan Olson.
2019: Seventh at East Region.
Key graduation loss: Haley Blixt.
Top returners: Sr. Clara Hanson (all-EDC, 86.8 avg., tie 16th at state), jr. Sydney Hanson (94.5).
Potential impact newcomers: Fr. Madelyn Trapnell, fr. Riley Carrier, soph. Hanna Curran.
Knights coach Olson says: “Clara and Sydney put in a lot of time in their golf game over the summer. I look for them to be two of the top players in our conference. They’re a good one-two combination. We’ll have a lot of girls competing for our other spots in the lineup. We have the potential to be as good, possibly better than, we’ve been in our third through sixth spots.’’
GF Red River
Coach: Eric Sanders.
2019: Second at East Region, fifth at state.
Key graduation losses: Lily Bredemeier, Lexi Laframboise, Braelyn Liang, Lydia Weippert.
Top returners: Jr. Jadyn Arel (101.7 avg.), fr. Jaya Grube (101.8).
Potential impact newcomers: Fr. Taylor Piepkorn, fr. Ella McMullin, 8th-grader Sophie Brakke, 8th-grader Brielle Larson, 8th-grader Mya Mannausau, 7th-grader Lauren Soholt.
Roughriders coach Sanders says: “Jaya and Jadyn played a lot over the summer. I look for them to make a big jump ahead in their game. We’ve had young teams before, but of our 12 players, only one is older than a freshman. We’re looking to gain experience. There is a lot of exciting growth that I think will happen. There is a lot of potential. It will be about developing consistency.’’