Girls golf achieves success despite many obstacles


Ari Wilke

Senior Emma Parsons follows through after putting the ball with the sun in her face.

By Kate O'Keefe, Reporter

Small but mighty, the girls’ golf team sent four girls to regionals, one to state, and improved greatly as a team this year. 

Despite the team’s size and the additional obstacle of COVID-19, the team developed a strong sense of community and continued to play safely. 

Senior Emma Parsons remarked, “I absolutely feel a sense of community with the girls on the team. Everyone is so welcoming and it’s nice how with just six girls on the teams this year everyone really gets to know each other.”

Sophomore Peyton Fowler believes golf is easier to participate safely in than many other sports.

“Covid has affected golf but not as much as other sports. Because it is an outdoor and individual sport we are able to play safely and social distance from one another,” said Fowler. “Although we had to wear masks when not on the course, we were able to continue to play safely even with Covid.”

Rylie Hayden, a junior who had competed at state since her freshman year, placed 28th, shooting a score of 90 on both days; only one more than her season-best at regionals. 

“I was very nervous about qualifying for state this year, I wanted to go so badly and the amount of girls going to state this year was limited so I knew I was going to have to do really good at regionals in order to qualify,” said Hayden. “Luckily I did really good and shot my best of my golf career so I was super excited to be going to state for my third year. It gave me a lot of confidence going into the state tournament.”