Girls golf brings home fourth consecutive district title

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Sophomore Madison McDonnell sets up to putt in a match against Mexico at Lake of the Woods golf course. This was the last match of the season for both the varsity and JV teams. Photo by Aniqa Rahman

Sporting bright-yellow, polka-dotted knee socks and winning attitudes, the RBHS girls golf team competed for a possible fourth consecutive district championship title earlier today, Oct. 1.

Ready to defend their title, the top five teed off at 11 a.m., finishing 18 holes and posting scores by 5:30 this evening. After tallying the marks, the Bruins once again took home the championship. Although it’s already quite an achievement for the group, sophomore Samantha Farmer views the district title as just a stepping stone to winning the state tournament.

“My mindset was that we were the best team in the state, but this was the first step to getting the championship so we couldn’t think too far ahead,” Farmer said. Coach Melissa Coil “was saying that our biggest competition was ourselves so I had to go in there with a strong mental game and just focus on each shot.”

As if bringing home another plaque wasn’t enough, the girls also set a new 18 hole record at 327 strokes with all five players placing in the top 15. Senior Makayla Baker received medalist honors with a personal best 76 to lead the team.

However, the competition isn’t over yet. Hickman placed second behind the Bruins, shooting a season best 341 and will be competing against RBHS next Monday at the sectional tournament at Tanglewood golf course to determine which team moves onto state.

As for the Bruins outlook on next week, if everyone plays a good game individually, the team could be an unstoppable force, Farmer said.

“I’m just going to practice hard and play the game like we do because when we all play our best no one can beat us and I think we have a good chance,” Farmer said. “We all know the course pretty well and are ready to win.”

By Kaitlyn Marsh

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Kaitlyn Marsh

Kaitlyn Marsh is a 18-year-old Senior who spends entirely too much time making figurines out of peach pits. In the little spare time she has, she tries her luck at meowing like a cat or playing golf. On occasion, she will pick up the violin, but that’s only when she’s particularly disinterested in whatever else is going on (or when Daphne makes her). She can write, and is the Sports editor for "The Rock." News is kind of her thing, even though it’s really not. She hates news. But, let’s be honest, no one else wants to write news and Kaitlyn’s the only one nice enough to take on the burden. Kaitlyn can be contacted at [email protected]

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