Mean in ’17: Guirmares Champs Wolters and Cohen return

A Wave Spring Preview

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Sophomore Emily Cohen was Wave No. 1 her first season. Courtesy Darien Athletic Foundation

GIRLS GOLF

Darien only loses one senior.

“And that’s something positive coming into this year,” said coach Brian Zeyer.

Most positive is that it returns one of the best players in the state, sophomore Emily Cohen, who came along and became Wave No. 1 in 2016.

She finished seventh in the state last season shooting 81.

“It looks like she’s picked up right where she left off,” Zeyer said.

Darien went 5-11 in the FCIAC in 2016.

But it went into states ranked 15th and came out in eighth.

Seven of the top 10 schools at states were FCIAC schools last season, so it was tough all around in post-season.

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Captain Bridget Wolters leads the Wave. Courtesy Darien Athletic Foundation

Senior captain is Bridget Wolters.

Wolters and Cohen won the Fourball Stroke Play Guirmares Tournament last season.

“Having them back, one and two, that’s great,” Zeyer said. “And we had some new freshmen come out this year. So we have one of our largest teams. We are actually having cuts this year for the first time.”

Darien had 22 players try out.

Players include: freshmen Quincy Balanoff, Eliza Koorbusch, Kerry McDermott, Maya Nalawade; sophomores Ashley Amirsakis, Alexander Fitzpatrick, Caroline Johnson, Taylor Richards, Evelyn Sload, Kat Winslow; juniors Sara Baldwin, Amanda Blaze, Grace Fay, Caroline Martzolf, Haley Meier, Elizabeth Petner, Molly Read; senior Megan Hobbs.

Schedule

4/4 Wilton CC of Darien 3:15 p.m. 

4/18 Danbury CC of Darien 3:00 p.m. 

4/19 Greenwich at Griffith E. Harris GC 3:30 p.m. 

4/20 New Canaan at Woodway CC 3:00 p.m. 

4/26 Ridgefield Home – TBA 3:00 p.m. 

4/27 Trumbull Woodway CC 3:00 p.m. 

5/1 Fairfield Ludlowe Wee Burn CC 3:00 p.m. 

5/3 Fairfield Ludlowe at Smith Richardson 3:00 p.m. 

5/4 Fairfield Warde at Smith Richardson 3:15 p.m. 

5/8 New Canaan Country Club of New Canaan

3:30 p.m. 

5/11 Trumbull at Tashua Knolls Golf 3:30 p.m. 

5/15 Staples at Longshore 3:00 p.m. 

5/16 Fairfield Warde CCD 3:30 p.m. 

5/18 Danbury at Richter Park 3:30 p.m. 

5/22 Wilton at Silver Mine CC 3:30 p.m. 

5/24 Danbury TBA 3:00 p.m.