BY ANDY ROWER | MIRROR SPORTS — Anthony Wayne’s girls golf team should include a quartet of returning players when it opens the season at Detwiler Golf Course for Notre Dame’s Invitational on Saturday, August 4 at 1:00 p.m.
Though the Generals’ official tryouts had not yet taken place at the time of The Mirror’s interview with fourth-year girls coach Jim Hutchinson, seniors Joyce Jung, Alaina Robinson, Sam Wilson and Mary Winkle are expected back.
Though Anthony Wayne graduated highly decorated Amber Palmer last spring, three of the Generals’ four returners also earned postseason accolades.
A third-year varsity member, Jung earned second-team honors from the league as a junior, shot an 18-hole score of 97 at the sectional tournament and received honorable mention from the district.
“Joyce really showed some good play last year and did a lot of playing this summer,” Hutchinson said. “I’m looking forward to her having a very good year.”
Winkle also earned second-team league honors and honorable mention from the district and shot a 100 at sectionals.
“Mary made a big jump from her sophomore to her junior year,” Hutchinson said. “She was very consistent last year and has also been playing a lot this summer. I’m looking for good things out of her.”
A third-team NLL selection, Robinson shot a 99 at last year’s sectional championships.
“Alaina is a very steady person and she’s been working hard this summer, too,” Hutchinson said.
Wilson is also a second-year varsity player.
“Sam has the potential to have some good days,” Hutchinson said.
The coach went on to say that he was happy with the group he has returning.
“I’m looking forward to working with them. They’re really great kids and they’re good students,” Hutchin-son said. “My hope is for them to improve on last year, enjoy themselves and have fun.
“What I want them to do is be casual golfers when they get out of school and be able to have fun playing the game.”
The Generals’ home matches will again be played at Fallen Timbers Fairways this season.
“I’ve really appreciated their cooperation with us,” Hutchinson said.