Roberts begins new era for KCHS Girls Golf

Amanda Roberts stares down her shot on the driving range at Meadowlark Hills. (KHGI)

Kearney Catholic girls' golf will be a team to watch in 2018. The Stars returning all their state qualifiers from last season while also welcoming a new head coach to the mix.

Amanda Roberts moved to Kearney a few months ago but she's embracing her new role.

She brings an impressive resume to the table, closing out her high school days on the green with two conference and a sub–section title in her home state of Minnesota.

From there, she spent her freshman year on the golf team at the University of South Dakota her freshmen year.

Now going from player to coaching roles, Roberts sees a lot of wisdom she can pass down to Kearney Catholic golfers.

"Like I told the school, I would like to work on the short game," said Roberts. "I believe that a great golf foundation starts with being on the putting green, putting in the time that way. I had some great coaches in high school and college and we worked a lot on different drills. I want to bring some of those to the table. The girls look like they have been playing really well. They have a great foundation. I think my biggest thing is setting goals for them either short term or long term. What are they looking to accomplish during the season and then building on that."

The stars won their last state title as a team back in 2008. They finished last year tied for sixth with a total score of 812.

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