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Wilson, LHS could win titles

October 4, 2004

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— Lawrence High golfer Sydney Wilson should have a "pretty good" shot at the Sunflower League's individual golf title today, and LHS coach Mike Lewis also said his Lions could contend for the team title at Meadowbrook Country Club.

"I think if everybody can go out tomorrow and just relax and play their game, then I do think we have chance to finish in the top three or four -- or better," Lewis said. "The last couple of weeks our girls have really been playing good golf."

Lewis said that started at the top with Wilson, who has led the Lions all season.

"As an individual, she could very well be the league champion," Lewis said. "I don't feel there's a lot of pressure on her to do that, and we haven't even thrown that topic out in our conversations, but I'm sure in the back of her mind, and that of some of the other competitors, she could be the person to beat."

Teammate Whitney Juneau certainly thinks so.

"Obviously Sydney always plays well, and if she plays that way tomorrow, she'll certainly have a chance to win it," Juneau said.

"But I think that the last couple of weeks Jamie (Shmalberg) and I have really improved. If we can all three go out there, and also have Lauren Miller and our younger girls play well, then, sure, we can be a contender for the top spot."

While Free State probably won't have the opportunity to place high in the team standings, Firebird coach Craig Hershiser thinks his team's recent play could show how much FSHS has improved this season.

"I think we have a lot of kids who have a great shot at lowering their scores from when we played here just last week," Hershiser said of his top four players: Ashley Robinson, Chelsea Boisen, Liz Brandt, and Erinn Faulconer. "They've already seen this course and also played a couple of other really tough courses recently, so we're hoping all that practice pays off."

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