Todd Allen knew two years ago.
He understood that if the top players on Sandburg’s girls’ golf team kept improving, his 2014 squad would stand a good chance of making the 12-team Class AA championship field at season’s end.
A group including Frankie Saban and Emily Cosler indeed continued to get better, but there was one thing about which Allen erred: With junior Saban and sophomore Cosler leading the way, the Eagles made the state finals last fall.
“It’s a big deal down there,” Allen said. “Only 12 teams from the whole state go down, [so] it was an honor for us. I was proud of the girls for what they did.”
Sandburg placed 11th at state, with Saban its highest individual finisher in the 54th position. Cosler deadlocked for 67th and freshman Emily McGiles tied for 96th.
With everyone back the experience gained in 2013 could prove vital this year.