Girls golf competes in week-long tour

Hannah Heger, Trending Editor

The Manhattan High’s girls’ golf team played multiple tournaments last week to accommodate the amount of tournaments they have a chance to participate in, placing second as a team at the season’s invitational at Stagg Hill. 

“Because the competition is so great, I think it’s important that we keep this … busy week, like last week, so that they know where we stand … against the other good teams in the state,” head coach Paige McCarthy said. “We got to see some teams that we don’t normally see throughout the season … Everybody was very, very tired by Thursday night, it’s a long week, we’ve had a schedule like this for a while, it’s a long week. But the tournaments are so valuable, we hate to give up any of them.”

After hosting the Stagg Hill Invitational the team members were left with a better understanding of what they need to improve for upcoming regionals.

“It didn’t go the best it could’ve been but it also wasn’t a terrible day. We all had some good aspects of our game and some that we know we need to work on this week before regionals,” Andi Seibert, junior, said. “It definitely made me tired by the end of the week and I don’t think I played my best at the last tournament because of that. My short game was pretty good today but I definitely need to work on hitting the ball straighter.”

The group plans on practice diligently to prepare for the upcoming regionals and state tournaments coming up in late October. 

“Practice short game and skill work quite a bit and hope that it relates to the course. And try to guess, Yeah, we just work so much on putting and chipping at practice, because that’s something that a lot of people don’t think is very much fun,” McCarthy said. “You know, it’s fun to go to the driving range, and beat ball like that, you know, and try to hit the ball as far as I can. But we’re just human nature, We don’t work as hard on things that we’re not as good at. And so we really tried to get them to focus on the short game. And understanding that, you know, if you’re good at the short game, your scores are going to drastically drop.”