HELENA -- With the sun rising in the northeast, the Helena Capital golf team got to work preparing for the state's first high school sporting event in nearly five months.
With so much uncertainty surrounding the future of sports in Montana, Capital golf coach Casey Lyndes said the general consensus of his players was equal parts gratitude and excitement.
"They're just excited to play, because for a while there it looked like we weren't going to get to play at all," said Lyndes. "You take the good with the bad. I mean, it's the times that we live in right now, and like I said, they're just excited they're actually going to get a chance to start the season and play."
When asked about the future, if another outbreak was to occur, Lyndes was candid. He noted there's always the possibility but said in his eyes golf is a sport where adequate social distancing can be easily maintained.
"We're just embracing it. We're trying to keep the kids safe by social distancing, wearing masks, if they can't social distance," said Lyndes. "Golf is nice because it's social distanced by nature, so I feel like we're in a pretty good spot."
The Great Falls Invite will tee off on Aug. 17.