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Waterloo girls golf looks to improve

By on August 23, 2012 at 1:18 am
Waterloo girls golf 2012

Pictured are members of the Waterloo girls golf team. They are Haley Faus, Vanessa Stitzel, Samantha Hopper, Whitney Stitzel, Kelsey Lutz, Kiersten Belt, Alli Arterburn, Kaitlyn Storm, Brooke Kean, Savannah Dill, Jenny Probst, Abbie Whitehead and Kasey Bradley. (Teryn Schaefer photo)

By MARK HODAPP – Sports Editor 

The Waterloo High School golf team looks “great” this year, according to coach Dave Stites.

“They are all in uniform,” he said and laughed during a recent team photo shoot.

All kidding aside, the Bulldogs will feature a number of players this fall including Kaitlyn Storm, Kiersten Belt, Abbie Whitehead,                                           Whitney Stitzel, Haley Faus, Kasey Bradley, Vanessa Stitzel and Brooke Kean.

Stites has had a Faus in his lineup for five straight years.

The coach said keeping the ball in bounds will be the key this season.

“We cannot worry about the bad shots,” he said. “We just have to keep plugging away.”

Stites does not like to individualize the sport.

He just wants his players to continue improve as golf is a life-long game.

He also hopes his players continue to get better with each match they play.

“You’d like to think some of the incoming seniors will pick up the slack,” he said.

Teryn Schaefer

Teryn was born and raised in Waterloo, growing up watching local sports and Mon-Clair baseball. She is a graduate of the University of Missouri Journalism School and loves cheering on her Tigers any chance she gets.