Girls Golf team places first at Piper Invitational

Jaguars dominate at Dub’s Dread golf course on Tuesday, Sept. 8.


By Britton Nelson

Following through with her swing, junior Grace Van Inwegen hits the ball onto the green on Tuesday, Sept. 8 at the Piper Invitational. Van Inwegen placed ninth with a total score of 99 and was pleased with the team’s outcome of placing first. All members of the team placed in the top ten, resulting in their win.

Lauren Ocker, JAG editor-in-chief

The girls golf team brought home a victory from the Piper invitational at Dub’s Dread golf course on Tuesday, Sept. 8. All five players placed, bringing the team’s score to 366.

Sophomore Bella Hadden led the team with the second place overall score. Improvements were made when Hadden boosted her score from last year by seven points at the Piper Invitational.

“Last year I shot an 89 at this tournament, so shooting an 82 was a good improvement,” Hadden said.

Junior Grace Van Inwegen expressed excitement about the team’s outcome.

“I think we did really well,” Van Inwegen said. “Having everyone place and beating Saint James was good.”

Even though the team was successful there were some setbacks. Junior Courtney Carlson found difficulty competing in the hot temperatures.

“My biggest challenge was battling the humidity,” Carlson said.

High expectations were set by Van Inwegen who was pleased with her ninth place success.

“I wanted to score in the 90’s individually,” Van Inwegen said. “I wanted the team to win..”

Hadden attributes the team’s high numbers to the difficulty in the course and agreed with her other teammates on their success.

“We played well,” Hadden said. “It’s a tough course so the scores were naturally higher.”

Also placed were:

junior Meg Green, third

junior Claire Anderson, eighth

Carlson, 10th

The team will compete next in a tournament on Tuesday, Sept. 15, at Deer Creek Golf Course.

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