"We know that we can play with Wheeling Park, University and Winfield, but doing it for two days is the challenge," he said. "The great thing about this team is our depth. I've got eight kids averaging under 42."
Chris Webster, Austin Florence and sophomore Drew Call all average under 40 strokes, and along with Evans are the players Calabrese said would be prominently involved in GW's postseason run.
"Those four are all very capable players," he said. "Chris, Austin and Drew have had a very good year. Will leads us, but those other guys have played well and continue to improve. That gives us a legitimate shot. When you get to the state tournament you've got to have three players that are going to be in the 70s to have a shot at the team title, and I really feel that we're capable of doing that."
Evans said he thinks he and his teammates have the talent and ability to hoist the state championship trophy early in October in Wheeling.
"It would mean a lot," he said. "I think we have a really good shot if we put some scores together. We're going to have to play solid, but we're definitely capable."
Regional tournaments in all classes take place today - with Class AA Region 1, which takes place Tuesday, being the lone exception - sending squads from the Kanawha Valley in different directions around the Mountain State.
Capital, Riverside and South Charleston join George Washington at the Class AAA Region 3 tournament at the Lewisburg Elks County Club. Joining the trio of Kanawha County teams will be Greenbrier East, Oak Hill, Ripley, Shady Spring and Woodrow Wilson.
Hurricane, Nitro, St. Albans and Winfield join Cabell Midland, Huntington, Lincoln County, Logan, Point Pleasant and Spring Valley at Sleepy Hollow Golf Course for the Class AAA Region 4 tournament. Defending state champion Wheeling Park plays in Region 1 at Preston County Club.
In Class AA, the Kanawha Valley teams are confined to Region 4 where Poca, Herbert Hoover and Sissonville will compete with Chapmanville, Clay County, Mingo Central, Nicholas County, Scott, Tolsia and Wayne at Big Bend Golf Course.
Defending Class A champion Charleston Catholic is also at Big Bend for the small school Region 4 tournament along with Buffalo, Gilmer County, Parkersburg Catholic, St. Joseph's Central, Wahama, Williamstown and Wirt County.
Reach Tom Bragg at tom.br...@wvgazette.com.