On the road to girl’s golf districts

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On the road to girl’s golf districts

The girl's golf team stands by Coach Kingrey at the MAC meet

The girl's golf team stands by Coach Kingrey at the MAC meet

Photo taken by D'anne Kremer

The girl's golf team stands by Coach Kingrey at the MAC meet

Photo taken by D'anne Kremer

Photo taken by D'anne Kremer

The girl's golf team stands by Coach Kingrey at the MAC meet

Alyssa Paulson, Photo Editor

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As the Girls Golf team pushes towards the end of their season, they are looking toward the state tournament. After having a winning streak at districts in the past they are working to reclaim that this year.

The girls have been working hard this year to gain headway on the competition, starting with winter sessions with Coach Nedelcoff at the River’s Edge.”The winter sessions were really beneficial because they made sure that I was picking up a golf club during the winter which was really helpful once the season started,” sophomore Ingrid Hoffman said.

As the season went on and the weather got warmer, the girls were able to play outside but on rainy days, the team had a place to practice indoors at Pleasant Valley. This practice facility in the old wrestling room was new this year. Sophomore Ceely Patramanis said, “It allows us to continue to improve even when the weather is against us. We are extremely grateful to be able to work in an area that permits us to work on all aspects of the sport.”

The freshman has led the varsity team to success this season. Freshman Lizzie McVey has been the golf team’s number 2 player throughout the season. “The golf team is so welcoming and everyone gets along and feels included. I’m so lucky to have a team like ours to highlight the end of my first high school year,” she said.

The girls’ golf team came in second at the Mac meet earlier in the season. Sophomore Erin Douglas explained, “All of the varsity players took a day out of their three day weekend to come and practice for MAC. Even though we all put out some really nice scores, we still fell short of winning to Bettendorf.”

Unfortunately, the girls’ golf team has not made it to state the past two years, but they used to be a heavy competitor in the district meet.

Freshmen Erika Holmberg shared her thoughts on the district meet this year. “Playing well at districts would be awesome for the team. Getting the opportunity to go to state would be one of our greatest accomplishments,” she said.  “We all have the drive to succeed, we just need to perform the best we can on that particular day, and just enjoy our time playing together as a team.”

Holmberg is a freshman this year and leads the team. Erika Holmberg also shared some of her own individual goals. ”I would really like to play well at districts. Making it to state has been my biggest goal ever since the start of the season, and it would be such an incredible feeling if I could go out and qualify. I’m just going to try to go out there and play my best golf on the given day, and just have fun with it,” she said.

It will be interesting to see how the district meet ends up as the Spartans fight for a spot at state.