The girl’s golf team secured first place in last weekend’s Regional golf tournament at Deer Creek Golf Club. Individually, the girls placed first through fifth and seventh place with a final score of 326, 71 strokes better than the second place team, Blue Valley North. Senior Jessica Parker ended the tournament in first place with a score of 79 strokes.
“I’ve been working very hard all summer and season so I’m really happy with how I’ve placed,” Parker said. “I made some mistake that make me mad because I know I could’ve played better, but that’s golf. I can’t complain too much.”
Close behind Parker were senior Riley Ricket, junior Marti Fromm, senior Teagan Noblit and freshman Karoline Nelson with 82, 82, 83 and 84 strokes respectively. Senior Haley Bell finished seventh out of the 32 competitors with 94 strokes.
The girls are now practicing daily in preparation for the state tournament Monday at the Country Club of Leawood and working hard to perfect their game.
“We usually play nine holes, but yesterday we chipped and practiced difficult shots,” senior Teagan Noblit said. “The tournament may have gone super well, but we will have to play better to win state. We are practicing every day and have been working really hard all week.”
Since the beginning of the program in 1976, the team has won six state championships, with the most recent win being last year. In addition, they have been league champions eight years in a row including this year, so the team is favored to take it all once again.
I think we are all pretty prepared,” Parker said. “ We just need to be confident in what we all can do and trust ourselves and we will be okay.”