With six seniors, including three members of its state tournament lineup having graduated, Brookfield Central's boys golf team is hoping a mix of returners and newcomers can come together to continue the strong tradition of the program.
The Lancers will be looking to junior Zach Mindel, sophomore Jack Anderson and senior Brandon Talaska to take charge.
"We turn over 80 percent of our lineup from last season," veteran Brookfield Central coach Brian Scrobel said. "Zack Mindel, Jack Anderson and Brandon Talaska will lead the way as the Lancers look to start the next chapter in Brookfield Central golf."
Last season, Central shot a 306 as a team to easily win a sectional championship to qualify for state as a team for the third time in four years. The Lancers shot a 635 over the two-day state tournament to finish 11th.
Gone from the state lineup are sectional champion, first-team All-Greater Metro and honorable mention All-State golfer Kevin Hersberger (tied for 75th at state), regional champion and honorable Milwaukee Journal Sentinel all-area golfer Sean Yun (tied for 24th at state) and honorable mention Journal Sentinel all-area golfer Josh Trasser (tied for 36th at state). Also having graduated are Tanner O'Gorman, Marcus Oleson and Max Ryder.
Mindel returns after finishing in a tie for 52nd at state as a sophomore. He had a 9-hole average of 41.2 and was third-team All-Greater Metro and tied for third at sectionals by firing a 76. Anderson also tied for third at sectionals with a 76 and tied for 69th at state after carrying a 9-hole average of 42.1 as a freshman on varsity.
Talaska averaged 43.9 over nine holes, including shooting a season-best 84 at Watertown a year ago.
Other members of the roster include seniors Mike Burzynski and Mark Boles, juniors Jack Sonsalla and Brad Moon and sophomores Dean Yun and Conner Kolb.
Scrobel sees Marquette as the favorite in the Greater Metro Conference with Menomonee Falls, Wauwatosa and Brookfield Central fighting for top spots in the league standings.