With five of its top players returning from 2012, the Oak Harbor High School girls golf team should be in the title hunt.
The Wildcats placed fourth in the league meet and sixth at district last spring.
With his talented returning lineup, coach Andy Wesley said Oak Harbor’s goal is to take down favored Glacier Peak and win the league and district crowns.
He added his team should be very competitive because most of the players have three years of experience.
That experience, he said, is the team’s primary strength. “As a team we have played a few rounds, and it should help us down the road,” Wesley said.
Oak Harbor will drive to the title behind letter winners Annie Leete, Bree Roderos, KC Winfield, Katie Brockway, Cassidy Gurich and Kitana Hernandez.
Not only do the Wildcat possess one of the conference’s top teams, but one of the best individuals in Leete.
Two years ago Leete finished fourth in league and eighth in district on the way to qualifying for state.
Last year she was first-team all-Wesco, league point champion, second in the league tournament, third at district and 23rd at state.
Roderos earned second-team, all-Wesco honors by placing eighth in the league meet and 11th in league points.
The returnees will be aided by key newcomers Tarra Beird and Rosego Mooki, according to Wesley.
Oak Harbor hosts the Whidbey Shootout at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 19.