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Henning, Vitale to lead Spartans golf team

April 21, 2014

The Brookfield East boys golf team will have to replace three talented seniors this year, so coach Chris Minch will be looking for some golfers to step up and keep the Spartans competitive.

"With the graduation of Bryan Kendall, the Greater Metro Conference's Player of the Year, we're going to need multiple individuals to step up their games to fill that void," Minchk said. "Along with Bryan, we lost Jacob Wiesmueller and Austen Semmelmann to graduation. Replacing three seniors who contributed in a significant way can be a challenge."

Top returnees include junior Troy Henning, a third-team all-conference selection last spring, and junior Chris Vitale, a three-year starter.

Minchk will also be counting on three newcomers — sophomores Luke Moyer and Jacob Taylor and freshman Jude Shafer.

Going into the season, the varsity lineup will consist of Henning, Vitale, Moyer, Shafer and Taylor.

"We lack match experience, but they're a talented group of golfers," Minchk said. "Once we get a few matches under our belts, I'm confident that we'll start to find our new identity."

The Spartans play in the Franklin Invitational at Oak Wood Golf course at 9 a.m. Friday, April 25, and then play in the Lake County Charity Invite hosted by Arrowhead the next day at Brown Deer.

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