Girls’ golf hopes young talent can carry them

Megan Meskill, Staff Writer

With a young, talented team this year, the girls’ golf team has high expectations for the season. The team is equipped with four seniors, two of which are captains, Natalie Johnson and Elizabeth Patton.

The team started practices at the Brooklyn Park dome on March 19, but the team gets on the course for official practices after spring break. The team does hold tryouts; however, no one is cut and no one has a secure spot on the varsity team. “Everyone can move up or down depending on how they are playing. It’s really nice that everyone can have a chance to play,” said Johnson.

Johnson and Patton have high expectations to make it far in sections, and maybe even to state this season. “There were a couple of us last year who made it to the second day of sections so hopefully this year we can get more girls to the second day and maybe even one or two to state,” said Patton.

Since the team is so talented, there is no one player to watch this season. Golf is also not much of a “team” sport, but every score counts in the end. This year, the team’s toughest competitor is Irondale. “A lot of us hope we can beat them this year at conference because they are our biggest competition,” said Patton.