Challenging situations in the game of golf often provide the best insight into the strengths and weaknesses of a team or player. On Wednesday at Keller Golf Club the Simley girls golf team faced three great challenges. A strong Hill Murray team playing their best golf of the season, playing that team on their home course, and a cold and wet 43-degree day with rain that got heavier as the round went on. These kinds of adverse conditions could rattle a lesser team, but the Spartans embraced the challenge and showed that they can handle any situation a golf course can throw at them. Senior captain Molly Illetschko showed no quit during her round at Keller, somehow finishing the round despite not being able to feel her hands. Junior Jordan Juers kept her hood up, and her head down as she made her way around the course never letting the conditions get in her head. Senior captain Lauren Henninger played a round as steady as the rain, highlighted by a beautiful par on the difficult 6th hole. Senior captain Rachael Wolfe had another near perfect ball striking day that kept her out of trouble and in position to finish in a tie for third. Freshman Isabella McCauley stayed patient with her game despite a few putts that seemed to defy gravity in order to stay out of the hole shooting a solid 39 in the cold and rain to finish in second place. Seventh Grader Reese McCauley embraced the miserable conditions with a smile on her face, and great focus on the course. Reese used five straight pars to help secure an impressive 38, and gain her medalist honors in the match. Considering the challenge, it might have been the most impressive match yet for the Spartan six as they defeated Hill Murray 173-180.
- 173 Simley High School
- 180 Hill-Murray School
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