Girls golf team fails to place at Carol Gillard Invitational

Girls golf team falls with a score of 130

Lauren Ocker, JAG editor-in-chief

The girls golf team did not place at the Carol Gillard Invitational at Overland Park Golf Club on Monday, Sept. 28.  

The girls competed in pairs in either best ball, where each player on the team plays her individual ball until holed; alternate shot, where there is a single ball between the pair and they take turns hitting until the ball is holed or scramble, where each player tees off on each hole and the best of the tee shots is selected.

Junior Meg Green and junior Courtney Carlson finished with a score of 49 in alternate shot. Green found it difficult to work in pairs with a format that she wasn’t as comfortable competing with.

“These shots are a really hard format to play because you’re hitting someone else’s ball, essentially,” Green said. “That can mess with your head and mess with your shot.”

Freshman Sarah Lawson, who participated in best ball,  found it difficult to keep up because of her inexperience in varsity tournaments.

“It is my freshman year and I have never played on any of these courses before, so I was just hoping for the best,” Lawson said. “Junior varsity tournaments are usually more laid back.”

Although the invitational’s unique rules caused some setbacks, Green said she felt proud of her and Carlson’s overall experience.

“My expectations were to go out and have fun, and I think we met those expectations,” Green said. “ We didn’t play very well, but we sure did have a lot of fun.”

Sophomore Bella Hadden has high expectations for the next tournament.

“The next tournament is a tougher tournament,” Hadden said. “We are just hoping to go out and do our best and bring home some hardware.”

The next girls golf invitational is Monday, Oct. 5, at the Lawrence Country Club.

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