By Paul Downer
Central golfers are preparing for the two-day section meet coming up this week and next.
The first day of competition is Thursday, May 31 at Pebble Creek Country Club in Becker. The boys’ competition takes place in the morning and the girls tee off in the afternoon.
The top four teams, as well as any individuals who finish within five strokes of the fifth-place individual on the first day advance to the second day of competition on Monday, June 4.
The Raider boys took second place at Pebble Creek during the section preview meet earlier this season, so head coach Rick Willhite said the team’s goal is to advance to the second day.
Litchfield, which was not at the section preview meet, will be the team to beat on the boys’ side. Providence Academy was the only team to finish ahead of Central at the section preview.
Willhite also said the Raiders have a number of individuals capable of qualifying for the second day of competition and the state tournament if they have a good performance.