"He was starting to come along at the end of last year, he was getting into the upper 80s," Zaccari said. "He's grown a lot over the summer. He's starting to hit the ball with more consistency."
Gus Koester, Nate Schmidt and Sam Wortman round out the junior class with Hixenbaugh and Greene, and will have their own opportunities to seize playing time.
Throughtout the first week of practice, St. Anthony has hit the links and hit them hard. Zaccari has used three big rounds to help him figure out ideal roles for each of his veterans and newcomers.
"We've gone to different courses," he said. "I get to see through those 54 holes who's going to shine. You can find out who your best golfers are going to be, and develop your other ones."
It's an ongoing process for the Bulldogs, but the team could have a definite younger flavor to it in 2013. Even with a young team, the expectations for the three-time state champ are the same, however.
"We've got a pretty good youth movement," Zaccari said. "Our goal is always regionals, make sure we're playing our best there."