Tonopah Mucker Golfers start the season

Tonopah High School golf 2016 preview

March 15, 2016
Submitted by Robert Otteson

Senior – Tristan Otteson – 2nd year
Senior – Shad Sorenson – 3rd year
Senior – Jamarie Earl – 1st year
Junior – Tanner Otteson – 3rd season (State Qualifier – 2015) – Team Captain
Freshman – Breton Otteson – 1st year
Freshman – Kevin Pope – 1st year
Freshman – Jessie Robert – 1st year

Head Coach – Robert Otteson (10th Season)
Asst. Coach – Rick Melton (10th Season)
Asst. Coach – Jim Dunn (3rd Season)
Asst. Coach – Alex Bridgman (1st Season)

” I am very excited with the group of kids we have this season, we have some real athletes on the team this season, standout multi-sport athletes like Tristan Otteson, Jamarie Earl and Tanner Otteson who played both football and wrestled for the Muckers this season.”
“Our top golfer is Tanner Otteson, he was a state qualifier last season as a sophomore and his game has really improved from last year because of his length off the tee, he is hitting the ball much further this season which makes the game a lot easier when you are closer to the pin on your approach shots. Tanner has been lifting a lot of weights this season to improve his strength in both Football and Wrestling and it is going to be a big help in his golf game. He should be shooting in the Low 90’s early in the season and we hope to get him in the 80’s by the end of the season, he low round last season was a 79 that he shot late last season in the White Pine Tournament”

“Returning golfers Tristan Otteson and Shad Sorenson have also improved from last season and should be a great help to our younger golfer”

“Our Freshman golfers are very impressive they all have played a little so it is not there first time swinging a club, and they are improving every day”

“We return with our regular Coaches again, Rick Melton who has been with the program since the first season, Jim Dunn who is returning for his 3rd season and we have added a new Coach Alex Bridgman who golfed for Tonopah from 2008-2012 and just recently graduated from college.”

We will again play in the Div. III (2A) because there are not enough schools in the Div IV or (1A).

cover photo provided by Coach Otteson. Tanner Otteson

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