Louisiana golf coach Tom Fallert is looking forward to leading a young team into a new conference (EMO) in 2019.
The team features six golfers this year: senior Autumn Castagna, junior Remington Feldewerth, junior Kellen Dewey, junior David Whitehead, freshman Tegan Carrington, and freshman Aaron Windmiller. Only Feldewerth is returning from last season; Castagna golfed for the team as a freshmen.
“We have more youth on the team this year than any of my previous three seasons which seems to be a good sign for the program as a whole moving forward,” Fallert said.
Of those team members, Fallert especially pointed to Dewey and Remington as competitive prospects.
“Remington has qualified for the state golf tournament the past two seasons and with focused approach to this season [I] expect to see a strong push for another state appearance. Kellen Dewey is an experienced golfer that has never played on the team but could also put himself in a contention for a post-season run,” Fallert said.
The weather has channeled the team’s preparations for the season.
“Due to the snow and rain early in this golf season we have spent a large and much needed amount of time focusing on our short game as that is about as productive as we can be indoors,” Fallert said.
This year presents an opportunity to build on individual performances and season the young team, Fallert said.
“Overall for the season I see us being competitive at the top with good performances on an individual basis…. With the inexperience that we enter the season with, a large focus will be on our youth gaining crucial experience moving throughout the season,” Fallert said.
Fallert noted that the team has matches at Pike County Country Club on March 27 and April 9, both at 4 p.m.
Their first match will be Wednesday, March 20 at Mexico, Mo. at 4 p.m.