Girls’ golf team keeps getting better

While many students were enjoying a break from school on Monday, April 28, BSM varsity and junior varsity golfers Allison Thimjon, Janine Karas, Lindsay Mlazgar, Amanda Nagel, Libby Roberts, and Nicole Hillman set off with their clubs in hand to Bunker Hills Golf Course to play 18 holes in the mid-conference match.

Doing as best as they could in the wind and the cold, the BSM girls came in second with an overall score of 379, just four shots above rival team Irondale––their biggest competition this season. “We’ve had a solid season this year. We’ve gotten second place a lot, [but] we’re close to Irondale for first place,” said junior Allison Thimjon.

Though the mid-conference meet gave them an idea of their ranking, what really counts are the conference matches, starting with the one on Friday, May 2. To prepare, the girls have been working on their strokes and practicing with coach John Meyerhoff for about two hours every day. “We want to win conference. We’ve been conference champions every year,” said senior captain Janine Karas.

In fact, the girls have come up with strategies to lower their total shots and defeat rival Irondale. “We all owe the team something if we don’t shoot under a 43. We’re stepping up our game. Irondale should be an easy defeat,” said junior Nicole Hillman.

The conference meet is being hosted by St. Louis Park High School at Theodore Wirth Park. Their main goal is for each individual player to score under 45 shots to ensure a victory over Irondale. “

We need to all shoot about a 45 or lower, which is definitely possible because of all the talent that our team has this year,” said Janine Karas.

Ultimately, the team wants to win sections and make it to the state competition on June 3. However, if the team doesn’t make it, players can qualify to go to state and compete individually.

Elizabeth Tiffany, staff writer