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Wilson leads the charge for SK golfers

"After missing the cut at the state tournament last year, senior Brian Wilson is a man on a mission for the South Kitsap High School boys golf team.Wilson made it to the 1999 state tourney after a strong outing at districts, but then faltered.First-year coach Sean Duttry-the girls coach last year and replacing Jerry Lundberg, who took an assistant principal job at Bremerton High School-said Wilson should rebound from last year's debacle at state.Brian is quite possibly the best golfer in the state, Duttry said. He's one of the top five, for sure.Wilson, along with Craig Schuler and Roland Edgar, are the seniors on the squad. But Wilson is the only returning senior who played every match last season.Junior Jason Nolan played every varsity match last year and should earn the No. 3 or No. 4 spot on the six-player lineup, Duttry said.Duttry said key contributors will be the freshman duo of Brady Sharp and Ryan Aker.They will probably be competing for the No. 2 and No. 3 spots, Duttry said. They already fit right in and they're groomed. The No. 5 and No. 6 spots are yet to be determined, but if we were to play today, Edgar and Craig would fill those spots.Duttry said the Narrows League is so competitive that good golfers will get shut out of the state tournament, whereas they would make it in any other league.After opening the season against Wilson March 23, the Wolves will play their next two matches on the road against Bellarmine and Gig Harbor March 28 and March 30, respectively.Other than Bellarmine, Duttry said the Tacoma schools are not a challenge, but there's enough competition to keep SK on its toes.Bellarmine won the state title last year, Capital took second at class 3A last year, and Peninsula was a state champion two years ago."

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