The spring season is just a few weeks away for the Northwest golf team, and coach Mark Wendel said he believes both of his teams have a good shot at advancing beyond district this season.Northwest finished up the fall season in impressive fashion, and Wendel said he has been impressed with what he has seen from his teams as the spring season gets set to start."I thought we had an outstanding fall, both men's and women's," Wendel said. "The women's team won the last tournament of the year at Diamond Oaks, and the men finished second at their last meet, which was at Bridlewood in Flower Mound."Both teams played their best rounds of the year their last rounds of the year, so we feel like we showed a lot of improvement over the course of the fall.The spring starts for the girls on Feb. 15-16 at Bridlewood, and the boys start on Feb. 18 at the Denton Country Club.Wendel said he expects Katie Vu, Bailey Brown to have strong springs, along with Alex Hood, Izzy Blackwell and Emma Graves."All have played some solid golf at times and put some solid numbers in the fall," Wendel said. "On the men's side, we've had some good scores from every player. Our number three at our last tournament, both shot 73. Both were sophomores, Cale Carr and Sam Barsanti. Our number one player, Aaron Gunlao, has been solid all fall, and Drake McKinney and Brent Hopper round out that team. All five of those guys are capable of shooting even par."Northwest finished fourth in district as a team last spring, and the girls were fifth place overall."We're really excited about the spring and like our chances," Wendel said. "We had a good talk with the team, and we set our sights on both teams going to regionals. We think our men's and women's teams have a good chance."Wendel said that he does believe that the fall season did a good job of preparing his athletes for the fall, and said his players are ready to get the season started."We always talk about the short game, but I really believe that because we have improved our short game our scores have gotten better," Wendel said. "Our kids have worked really hard and played in some good tournaments in the fall, and we're just ready to get things going this spring."