Swampscott golf hopes to make a return to the postseason

If everything falls into place, the Swampscott golf team should be in for a solid year in the Northeastern Conference with a potential spot in the playoffs, coach Jason Knowles said.
Last year:Swampscott scuffled to a 5-11 record last season.
Coach:Knowles is entering his second season after five seasons as the JV coach.
Key players gone: Anthony Springthorpe, the Big Blues top golfer last year No. 8 golfer Brandon Corolla have both graduated.
Key players this season:Knowles has already selected junior Andrew Dove as his No. 1 golfer. In the mix for the remaining seven spots are senior co-captains E.J. Palleschi and Corey Bleau, junior Adam Dishman, and a surprising freshman, Jake Goldman.
Strengths:?Right now, I?d have to say our biggest strength is off the tee. We have some good hitters,” Knowles said. “The kids are very, very consistent in their drives.”
Question marks:Can the Big Blue be consistent all year?
?If we are consistent with our bottom players scoring points and our top golfers getting the points I know they can get, we should be all right,” Knowles said.Opening match:Swampscott opens Thursday against Lynn Classical at Kernwood Country Club.
Big match on the schedule:?It?s always Marblehead (Sept. 16). That goes without saying,” Knowles said.Coach?s outlook:?Day in and day out it?s just taking care of business, doing what you?re supposed to. And if we do what we?re supposed to, we will be a playoff team. Represent yourself, represent your school, and have fun.”

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