Girls Golf Takes Home Fourth at State

Girls Golf Takes Home Fourth at State

The girls’ golf team had a wonderful end to the season and managed to bring home some hardware after getting fourth in state as a team, posting rounds of 350–345. While they had a challenging first day due to problematic weather, they still managed to compete wonderfully and post some decent scores.

Based on their scores on the first day, five out of the six girls managed to make it to the second day of school. This is incredibly hard to do as a team, as only eight out of twenty teams and a handful of individuals are granted the privilege of competing on the second day. All five girls scoring for the team managed to make it to the second round. Autumn Coovert (10), the girl’s individual player, just narrowly missed the cut line after having a decent round.

Competing against a total of 140 girls, the girls managed to post some amazing finishes. Carly Ikei (11) managed to place 11th after shooting two consecutive rounds of 80 (for a total of 160). Sofia Skogen (10) managed to place 24th, shooting an 88 on the first day and an impressive 83 on the second (for a total of 171). Hailey Gray (12) also played decently, finishing 39th after posting two consecutive scores of 90 (for a total of 180). Laila Douglas (10) finished 45th, also shooting two consecutive rounds of 92 (for a total of 184). Ella Gardner (12) finished 70 shooting rounds of 116–113 (for a total of 229).

Gray is especially happy about how her rounds went. “While I may have had better days, the sentimental meaning behind this event triumphs over all the bad shots that I may have had. Both days, my dad came and watched me play my final round. He got to witness all of the hard work and dedication that he put into teaching me on full display at State. The whole time, he was cheering me on, and it means the world to me that he got to see me play the sport that we both love so much. The feeling of ending my high school golf career with a par is also important to me. Plus, the overall support that I have gotten from my coaches, teammates, parents, and even other girls from different teams has been overwhelming. I have never felt so loved and supported, and I will miss this community so very much. Douglas also commented on her rounds as well: State was challenging for me because the course was really long, but it was still a great experience. I´m glad our team did well, and I´m looking forward to hopefully playing at State next year too.” Ikei (11) also commented on her time at State. Stating how her favorite part of the state was the team atmosphere, “Everyone was so excited and happy; it’s great to be around.”

The girls’ team had a wonderful season, and they also managed to achieve some amazing accomplishments. Not only were they academic champions, but they had four girls placed in the top 10 in the league, winning first at leagues and first at districts. The girls have a good shot of even accomplishing so much more next year as well.