1. Class 3A girls’ field will have new look this year
The large-school girls’ field will not be dominated by the same group of golfers — Lexi Bollant of Buffalo, Sarah Burnham of Wayzata, Celia Kuenster of Cretin-Derham Hall, Sierra Langlie of Andover, Kenzie Neisen of New Prague, Emily Romanow of Edina and Kenzie Sexe of Prior Lake — as they have for the past three years. All have graduated, leaving the race for state-meet medalist honors wide open.
2. Legacy Christian on verge of dynasty
The Legacy Christian girls’ team has won back-to-back Class 1A crowns, and is in line for a three-peat. It didn’t graduate any golfers from last year’s squad, which topped runner-up BOLD by 14 strokes. Legacy Christian won the state championship by 19 strokes in 2013. The Lions have two seniors among this year’s group.
3. Wayzata hopes to end tough luck from the past two years
No team has come closer to winning a state team championship the past two years than Wayzata. The Trojans’ boys’ squad was edged by one stroke each time by a Lake Conference rival — Edina in 2014 and Eden Prairie in 2013. Wayzata returns four of its six players from the runner-up team of 2014. Edina has five team members coming back.