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Oskaloosa girls golf continuing to grow and improve

Mar. 21—OSKALOOSA — The Oskaloosa girls golf team finished last year on a high note as they shot under 400 as a team and had an individual come within three shots of qualifying for state. Now the Indians return five letterwinners and welcome a big group of newcomers competing for a spot on varsity.

Head coach Cory Sheeley's Indians will have to replace the loss of Amelia Meador, who took her talents to William Penn after shooting an 89 at the state qualifier to finish seventh.

The good news for Oskaloosa is that they return a good portion of her teammates that will try to continue to improve on last year's performances. Juniors Libby Fenton and Avree Ebelsheiser and senior Reese Milburn all had an 18-hole average under 110 last season and will try to cut their averages under 100 with another year under their belts. Milburn shot a 95 at the state qualifier in 2023 and Fenton had a low-round of 98 during the season as well.

The Indians have a couple of other girls back that will try to get their scores consistently lower but they will also have some healthy competition for the other varsity spots with a big group of freshmen and several new sophomores, juniors and senior out for the team. In total the Indians have 20 girls out this year which is a great step in the right direction.

Oskaloosa added a couple more 18-hole meets to their schedule this spring which should help them get ready for the state qualifier.

Colin Peters can be reached at 641-672-2581, by email at cpeters@oskyherald.com or on Twitter @ColinPetersOH.