“Joel has the perfect demeanor for the game,” Randall said. “He never gets too high or too low. He has an even-keel approach and that is very hard for a coach to teach. It needs to be more natural.
“Michael is such a physically-gifted athlete. He has good rhythm and timing. He does a good job of using his physical skill to his betterment. I played with him in practice the other day and he is a fun player to watch. He was about 60 to 75 yards longer than I was off the tee.
“He sill makes some bad decisions, but has his athletic skills to help overcome them. We talked about a couple of his double bogeys after the practice round and how if had he chosen a different shot he might not have had a par but he would not have had a double.”
One of the things the coach is looking for is a fifth player. So far it’s a competition between junior Brooks Chupp, sophomores Matthew Stevens and Matt Truex.
“Finding the fifth player is going to be interesting,” the coach said. “Truex is going to get the nod on Saturday at Harrison. Coyote Crossing is a challenging course and of the three of them his game seems to be the best suited for the course.
“After Saturday, I think each one of them will get a decent amount of time at the fifth spot.”
Sophomore Victor Moreno is another player that might be in contention for the spot.
“He did not play last season, but played in middle school,” Randall said. “By the first of May when he has gained some experience he could be ready to challenge for the position.”
Also on the roster are junior Tyler Self, junior Jonathon Stutsman, sophomore Jonathan Salisbury and freshman Taylor Cordell.