Depth is an important part of any great team. Great teammates push each other to be at their best, support each other when things get tough, and step up when the team needs them most. The Spartans girls golf team showed off their depth against some of the best teams in the state at the Red Wing Invitational. Three Spartans played in their first 18-hole varsity match at the hilly and difficult Mississippi National Golf Club. Sophomore’s Sara Borchard, Sophia Roche, and Molly Stein took the challenge in stride. Round highlights for the three included Roche’s great save from the left rough on the first hole with a beautifully struck hybrid to the green, Borchard’s birdie on the par three 14th hole, and a great stretch of holes on the front nine for Stein on her way to a 45 on the front side. Senior Captain Molly Illetschko used a great 4 hole stretch on the back nine to overcome a few early mistakes and once again put in a needed score for the team. Seventh grader Reese McCauley shot a blistering one-over par 37 on the back nine on her way to a 76 and a top-ten finish in the talented field. Freshman Isabella McCauley put on a ball striking clinic. Bella carded 17 pars and one birdie to finish the day with a one-under 70, and third place individually.
|Red Wing High School||1st||308|
|Simley High School||5th||346|