PV girls’ golf team swings into this season with high efforts


Drake Hanson

Maura Peters is stepping up this season to become a key member of the girls’ golf team in hopes to lead the MAC.

Libby Kamp, Sports Editor

The Pleasant Valley girls’ golf team has put their best effort trailing into this season. Recently winning the MAC, the team stands as one of the best in the state. Leading the team, Senior and team captain Maura Peters has helped the team progress into higher levels. 

Starting last season off strong, the team was also a top contender at MAC last year. But many of the team members graduated, leaving only Peters to lead the newest additions. Stepping up, golfers like Anna Weinberger and Izzy Steele help Peters with setting a standard for the rest of the team. 

Recently winning MAC Golfer of the Year, Peters is making her last season the best. “When losing four of our varsity six, expectations weren’t very high as the season began. But after just a couple meets, the new and younger girls began to make great improvements and help us post a score that would be hard to beat,” said Peters.

The golf team has led each invite they have attended, including the Linn-Mar Invite. Peters felt that it was the best win. “The Linn-Mar Invite had most of the teams we compete against as a team at state, and most of the girls in the state I compete with individually. There was a lot of pressure, however we stepped up and we were able to outperform our competition after coming in second the day before,” Peters said. 

Peters led the team with -1(71) at first place, with Elliana Danielsen and Steele being medal winners for 7th with matching 83s. 

Still having a lot of the season ahead of them, the Spartans have high expectations. “I have huge desires to win state not only as a team but as an individual. The girls are excited about it, and are excited about being naked first as a team. However, I have to remind them that the rankings don’t matter and the team that wins is the team that performs the best at state, which hopefully we will do,” Peters said. 

Peters will continue her momentum with golf at the University of Iowa next year. 

As the Spartans continue to battle throughout the season, they have anticipations to perform at the top level. And with lots of time dedicated on and off the course, the hard work will bear fruiting success.