Replacing its entire lineup from last year’s Iowa Conference men’s golf title winners wasn’t expected to be easy for Central.
And it wasn’t.
Winners of 32 league championships to go with 33 NCAA Division III tournament berths, the Dutch slipped to fourth at the conference meet. But senior Walker Adams was a nice surprise in his first year of varsity action, tying for fourth to gain all-conference honors. Senior Jared Nepomuceno was 11th but an otherwise youthful Dutch squad is eyeing a return to contender status in 2017.
The team will be led by a new coach after six-year mentor Chad Green accepted a position at an out-of-state school closer to his home.