Varsity girls golf places 3rd heading into states

Varsity girls golf places 3rd heading into states

Kate Ryan, Sports Reporter

Lady Ranger varsity golf placed third out of 15 teams in their post-conference match on Thursday, gaining even more momentum for the girls heading to the state tournament. They played in Muskegon at a new course they have not attempted yet. A new challenge they faced at this course was the difficulty of teeing off at the men’s tee, which is ten feet farther back than the women’s.

The golfers breezed through the front nine with good strokes and met par, but the back nine presented more of a challenge. Those final nine holes were very narrow and surrounded by thick woods. The girls had a particularly hard time on hole 11, which was a par 3 with trees surrounding them on all sides creating a hard shot to execute. The team prospered in the face of this adversity and pulled through with a couple really strong scores. Ally Ringler lead the team with the lowest score of 86, followed by senior Paige Snyder with a 90, and Kayley Reynolds with a 99, Haley Hamill shot a 108, and Meg Meekhoff shot a 113. The girls are hoping to score even lower next week and possibly bring home a state title this season.