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2019 GIRLS GOLF PREVIEW: Team-by-team capsules
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North Forsyth

Coach: Matt Loveless, fourth season

Key returners: Annie Carpenter (Jr.), Grace Wood (Jr.), Kinsey Chapman (Jr.)

Key newcomers: Samantha Taylor (Fr.), Margaret Montgomery (So.)

What to know: The Raiders don’t have a threat to shoot in the 70s consistently this season, which will only heighten the importance of each individual performance. North will still have a valuable leader, though: Annie Carpenter has experience at the state level and will serve as the team captain. The Raiders feel like she gives them the enthusiasm to get better.

Denmark

Coach: Dan Campanale, first season

Key returners: N/A

Key newcomers: Taya Davis, Drashti Patel, Shamitha John, Caroline Hare, Nadia Husicic

What to know: In his fourth year coaching golf, Dan Campanale will take on the task of starting Denmark’s girls program. With many beginners on the team, he’ll have his work cut out for him, but the Danes feel like they have enough determination to build the program for long-term success.

Forsyth Central

Coach: James Blandford, third season

Key returners: Paris Maness (Sr.), Isadora Melo (Sr.), Addison Sircy (Sr.), Dara Sunderland (Sr.), Nikki Sunderland (Sr.), Casslyn Travis (Sr.), Morgan McMann (So.)

Key newcomers: Miranda Summers (Fr.), Katie Shine (So.)

What to know: The Bulldogs have plenty of seniors, but they’re not necessarily experienced. Central is just starting to get invites to local tournaments, and their inexperience has been tough to overcome at times, according to head coach James Blandford. They expect a year of improvement, and the Bulldogs hope their work ethic and attitude can get them there.

South Forsyth

Coach: Ronnie Davis, 14th season

Key returners: Paige Janis (Sr.), Catherine Stoerker (Jr.)

Key newcomers: Kennedy Arnette (Fr.)

What to know: Experience looks to be the War Eagles’ strength – they’ll miss Sam Bearden and Kelly Strickland from last year, but bring back two golfers who have played in tournaments in Paige Janis and Catherine Stoerker. They’re also excited about promising freshman Kennedy Arnette. Throughout the season, South will be looking to find a consistent third scorer for tournaments, and if they do that, the War Eagles feel like they have a chance to be competitive.

Lambert

Coach: Chris Roy, second season

Key returners: Morgan Boutwell (Sr.), Rachel Burrell (Jr.), Sharon Mun (So.), Elise He (So.)

Key newcomers: Averi Cline (Fr.), Iris Cao (Fr.)

What to know: Lambert, who finished third at state last season, will certainly have depth and experience to go around for 2019. They bring back three all-county golfers in Sharon Mun, Rachel Burrell and Morgan Boutwell, with the latter settling in well to a leadership role. The Longhorns lose 2018 county girls Golfer of the Year Kate Owens, though, and they’re still trying to figure out who will fill her vacated No. 1 spot.

West Forsyth

Coach: David May, fifth season

Key returners:  Sam Hobbs (So.), Kristen Charles (Jr.), Carol Hubach (Jr.)

Key newcomers: N/A

What to know: West returns three girls who gained experience at the region championships last season in Sam Hobbs, Kristen Charles and Carol Hubach, but after that, there are question marks. The Wolverines feel like they have a lack of depth after those three, and they’ll have to replace Kamayla Ko, last year’s No. 1.