Girls’ golf in regional tourney

CJ Warson · Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Athletes train for all season to get to the big contest. That day came on Monday, May 15, when the lady Comets’ golf team traveled to Clinton for the Regional tournament.

In the meets leading up to the women’s regional golf meet, the team tied in their dual with Wilton but ended up losing on the 5th score. The team then competed in the conference tournament and ended up falling a few strokes short, coming in 3rd, behind Wilton and Tipton.

The team would later go into Clinton looking to advance to the next round at their Regional tournament. Going into this meet, the team knew they had to shoot under the score of 400 to qualify. The team ended up falling just short of that goal, fighting to a 3rd place finish with a score of 407, thus ending their season.

“This was our best 18-hole score of the year and I thought the girls played well on a difficult course,” said head coach James Laughlin. “I was really happy with how the season ended. I thought that our team has really improved since the beginning of the year.”

The team’s top three scorers on the day were Kelzi Mather (91), Macy Akers (98) and Aly Jones (100).

“Kelzi Mather, Macy Akers and Aly Jones led us this year as a team and each one of them had really started playing better the last couple weeks. Kelzi is a senior and will be missed but I think we really learned from this year and grew as a team and individually,” Laughlin said.

Now because Mather ended up shooting a 91 which tied for low score for the day and she gets to move on as an individual to the next round at Williamsburg which is Monday, May 22. If she plays like she did at the regional meet, she will have a chance to go on to State the following week on May 30-31.
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