Girls golf compete at districts


Deshawn Mann

Girls Golf team prepares for Districts by working hard at every practice.

The girls golf team competed in districts on Oct. 24, with one golfer qualifying for regionals.  Freshman Katelyn O’Neil placed and will move on to compete at regionals next week on Nov. 3.

“I want my team to stay focused, forget about shots they’ve already taken and be patient on the greens,” Coach Wilson explained before the meet. “I’ve seen dramatic improvement this season and am very impressed with the girls’ work ethic.”

Despite some uncontrollable obstacles on the course that day, the team gave it their best effort.

“It was pouring rain the entire time we were playing, ” junior Sydney West explained. “The conditions were just so bad and I feel like we could have done better.”

The team did not qualify for regionals by just one stroke. Katelyn O’neil was proud of her individual accomplishment, despite the team loss.

Junior Sydney West works hard at practice to prepare for districts. (Deshawn Mann)

“I’ve been working hard at practice and I’m so happy I qualified for regionals,” O’neil explained. “Next year I know we will qualify as long as this talented team of girls continues to put in the work.”

Coach Wilson later expressed how much he loved coaching the girls this season.

“I started off coaching girls golf, because I could not find anyone willing to do it,” Wilson explained. “But now I plan to continue with this group of girls, I really enjoyed it.”

Sports such as golf tend to get very little attention compared to other sports such as football or basketball, but these athletes work just as hard and put in just as much effort.

The team hopes next year they will have more success and qualify for regionals. With the support of coach Wilson and many returning players, they have a good chance at reaching those goals.