Golf looks to win back-to-back League titles

Grant Snowden, Sports Broadcaster

Manhattan High Girls golf was in action on Monday at Salina Municipal Golf Course. The team left Salina with a second place finish shooting a team score of 368. Manhattan had two girls finish in the top 10, sophomore Rylee Wisdom and freshman Emily Wuggazer, who both finished with 88s tying for eighth individually. 

Head Coach Paige McCarthy said she was proud of the way the team played considering the conditions. 

“They’re really doing a lot of work on the course so we played the ball up everywhere, which we’ve never had to do there” she said. “It was windy but it wasn’t variable. I was expecting a lot stronger winds.”

However she was very impressed with how the team played. 

“We had three girls have personal bests, so that was great to see,” McCarthy said. “And I think as always, consistency, especially in our short game, was pretty good.”

Sophomore Rylee Wisdom is one of the three players who shot their personal best score on Monday. 

“I think I putted really well as well as my driver and I think that was a big reason for my success on the course,” Wisdom said. 

While happy with the team’s second place finish yesterday, Wisdom says the work is not done. 

“I’m really happy with the team’s second place finish,” she said. “However I think we can continue to get to practice every day and get better with the goal of reaching state and competing for a state title.”

Manhattan High Girls Golf will be back in action on Monday, Sept. 27, where they hope to win back-to-back Centennial League titles.