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Cache's Osborne enjoying senior year

Donovan Osborne hasn't won a tournament yet. Last year, he'd won at Fort Sill by this time.

Aside from improvements to his short game and mental approach  both of which have him feeling confident as ever while standing over a golf ball  Osborne doesn't cite any major changes that have occured since his junior year. The Cache senior has committed to Southwestern Christian in Bethany, which is good news.

But for now it's been a quiet year. And he's loving every minute of it.

Osborne qualified for the state tournament individually as a freshman and has been back once since. Instead of focusing everything on what will be his last individual postseason of his high school career, he's embracing the accomplishments of Cache's full team  which is looking more complete than ever before.

"Last week we just got our matching polos," Osborne said. "Before that, we were just wearing whatever polos we had on."

Cache shot a first-round 356 at Duncan Country Club earlier this season. The second round? 338.

That wouldn't have been possible in the past. Jake Schantz, Brandon Pohawpatchoko, Michael Landers and Austin Lushbaugh fill out a young roster, which is learning a lot on the fly. Osborne enjoys being the experienced one, helping head coach Ernie Altic's cause by offering any tips he can.

"I want to go out and win as individual," Osborne said. "But there's another part of me, I'm a team player. I want everyone else to be good. I want to help them out. I try to help the ones who are having trouble with their game and be there for 'em.

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