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April 9, 2014

Boys golf ready to tee off 2014 campaign

While the poor spring weather has wrecked havoc on all winter sports, it may have the biggest factor on the golf teams around the area.

But even with the less than ideal conditions, the Zionsville golf team has been hard at work getting ready for the 2014 campaign.

"The weather has been poor, but it has been poor for everyone so there isn't any excuses," Zionsville head coach Steve Simmons said. "Our guys have been going to Golf Solutions and the Zionsville Golf Practice Center and doing everything they can to be ready. We had a great week of practice right before spring break, working mostly on short game stuff. A majority of our players got out some over spring break and played so we are ready to go."

The Eagles are looking to return to the state championships as a team this season after failing to qualify for the first time in four seasons.

With three players back from last year's top-5, Simmons said the expectation is to make it back to the Legends of Indiana.

"The goal is to make it to state, that is the ultimate goal," Simmons said. "That is the expectations for us every year. Sometimes when you don't make it there it makes the season seem like a disappointment. But we want to make it to state, put together two good rounds there and see what happens. The first thing we have to do is find a consistent line-up and we are still trying to identify the top 6 or 7 players for us. Once we get that, we can hopefully start playing well at the end of the year."

The top returner for the Eagles is senior Adam Wood, the defending individual state champion.

According to the Golfweek Sagarin rankings, he is the 18th best junior player in the country and eighth in the Class of 2014.

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