Sam Preston and Alex Cotton golf

Hillsboro-Central Valley senior Sam Preston and junior Alex Cotton will lead the Burros varsity golf team this spring. H-CV opens its golf season Thursday at King’s Walk Golf Course in Grand Forks.

Ryan Nielsen can remember one other year his team’s been outside for the first day of practice.

The Hillsboro-Central Valley boys golf coach said his team needs every minute of work at the Goose River Golf Course to prepare for next Thursday’s season-opening meet at King’s Walk Golf Course in Grand Forks.

“We were outside Monday for our first practice, and it’s been awesome,” Nielsen said. “It’s a pain in the butt setting up the net in the (Hillsboro Events Center) mezzanine and then bringing birdie-balls in.

“You can only have about 25 minutes of effective practice in there because you’re not getting the right feedback.”

Nielsen has around 15 golfers in grades 7-12 this season, led by senior Sam Preston, back for his final season with the Burros. 

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