Golf delays for bad weather

Riley Williamson, Staff Writer

The girls Varsity golf team had a delayed start on their season. Their first two meets were canceled because of rain. This kept their anticipation high while waiting for their first meet.

Practices continued everyday after school as the girls waited for their first meet.

“We just kept things normal, I guess we just trained a little bit harder,” Elise Jackson, senior, said. “I think we were kind of antsy though because we didn’t get to play.”   

As the week continued with rainy weather, one day for practice they had a “rules day” in head coach Paige McCarthy’s classroom. This gave the girls an opportunity to make sure they knew all the rules of golf. The girls also got to try putting on the carpet in her room.  

Although the team is very small with only six people on Varsity they have high hopes for the season. There are only two seniors on the team this year: Elise Jackson and Camryn McAtee, who are also the captains.

This past Thursday the girls Varsity team finally had their first tournament of the season. They played in Topeka at the Western Hills Golf Course. Although they were still worried it would be rained out, the tournament had a great ending for the team who placed second. This first tournament was very important for the team to know how to grow and get better.

“Now going in (to the rest of the season) we will try to do better because we have a baseline,” Jackson said.

The girls Varsity team plays again Monday in Salina and their J.V. team plays their next game Wednesday at home at Stagg Hill Golf Course.