Risin into Fall: Girls Golf

Michael Barthelemy and Hailey Fine

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With a growing desire to succeed and make a name for themselves, the girls golf team looks to new heights this season.

Coming off of a disappointing season where the team finished 1-5, the team knew they needed to up their level of commitment in order to further their success.

“I work at a golf camp, so I get to play at least nine holes everyday. I usually get out again later in the day to practice with my dad,” senior captain Drew Patterson said.

Raising expectations for oneself is one of the best ways an athlete can truly elevate their game. Without setting goals to strive for, one can find their game’s growth stagnant.

Recognizing this reality, members of the team such as Patterson and fellow senior captains Echo Allen and Katie Gemmell remain in constant competition to push their game to the next level.

“I know that Echo, Katie and I are going to be very competitive trying to make it to sectionals and hopefully to state as well,” Patterson said. “I know that some of the other girls on the team have the same goals as us, but others are there to work on their game and move up in the ranks on the team.”

With golf being one of the most individually reliant sports in the world, one’s own high hopes can create a key advantage for a side rather than a possible divide over selfish desires.

Through this desire to become better individually, the team hopes it can amount to more wins.

“I think the team is wanting to become more competitive. I also think that the team wants to start to place at our tournament as a team and not just as individuals,” Gemmell said.

The Wildkits will continue their push for a historic season against Regina High School at the Glenview Prairie Club on Aug. 22 at 4:30 p.m.