Golf Preview: Barnum Bombers – Cloquet Pine Journal

The Head Coach: Brent Donaldson

Assistant coaches: Trish Manahan

Return of the starters for the men’s team: All Great River Conference selections Ryan Manahan and Layne Wickstrom; Brady Coughlin, Jordan Byrd, Alex Nelson and Levi Westerberg.

Returning holders for the women’s team: Kira De Caigny

Biggest Challenge: “The biggest challenge any spring sports team faces in the North here is the weather,” coach Brent Donaldson said. “I think every spring sports coach just wants warm, dry weather so we can get to the golf courses, baseball/softball fields and tracks as soon as possible. We have a short season, so any delays in access to golf courses or canceled games really hamper our ability to do a full season.”

“We’re in rebuilding mode with the women’s program…We’re hoping to complete the women’s team with second-year players,” Donaldson said. “(It’s) always a great opportunity for our young golfers to step up and gain valuable experience that will help them in the years to come.”

“The boys’ team has the experience and the ability to eventually race in the sections,” Donaldson said. “So we’ll see how the season progresses and if they can put it together this season as a team.”