Varsity Golf finishes third in a challenging conference tournament

Varsity Golf finishes third in a challenging conference tournament

Kate Ryan, Sports Reporter

A third place finish for the girls’ varsity golf team Wednesday, put them in a good position for their conference season. They battled eight other teams at the Egypt Valley golf course– defeating five teams and only falling to two.

The challenging course created some significant problems for the girls on the green. Coach Paul TenEyck said the golfers ran into trouble finishing the holes.

“The biggest challenge was working the green; they are very fast and much different than what we are used to playing on,” TenEyck said.

TenEyck, whose team is currently second in the conference behind Northern, said the team struggled overall.

“Honestly it was not our best day,” TenEyck said. “Where we were yesterday, we could have shot a little bit better but it was pretty close to where we have been all year.”

The girls scored high enough to get the bronze, but not high enough to beat their personal best scores.

Ally Ringler led the team with the lowest score on the 9 holes with a 43, Kayley Reynolds in second with a 49, Haley Hamill(53), Paige Snyder (53), Kacie Rispler (55), and Meg Meekhoff (57).

The tournament gave the team a good idea of their skill level to all their conference opponents and what they need to work on to place high at the end of the season. By the end of the season, the coach is looking forward to seeing some changes.

“Hopefully we are going to keep progressing,” TenEyck said. “My girls go out and they work hard all the time and they have got great attitudes.”

The good team chemistry combined with hard work from now until Regionals will help the girls improve, and end the season on a high note at states.

“Our goal is to work hard,” TenEyck said. “And qualify for the state finals.”