MOUNT VERNON — Mid-Buckeye Conference golf area teams are gearing up for the start of the season Monday. Things start with a bang for most of them as the East Knox Invitational, Utica Invitational and Mid-Buckeye Conference tournament are all in the first week.
Centerburg, which finished sixth in the state last year, will be filling quite a few holes from last year’s squad. Gone are all-state golfers Garrison Myles and Troy Lemke, as well as Nich Pitzer, so the Trojans have some big shoes to fill.
Coach Nate Altizer will count on returning seniors Cole Metcalf and Austin Garber to help lead a young squad. Stepping up to varsity this year will be junior Dustin Bilodeau, as well as sophomores Ian Jensen, Sam Miller and Phillip Mann. Junior Andrew Leis and freshman Luke Ervin may see some time on the varsity, as well.