GOLF: Varsity girls finish league play with winning record

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GOLF: Varsity girls finish league play with winning record

(TOMMY SPENCER/EYE OF THE TIGER)

(TOMMY SPENCER/EYE OF THE TIGER)

(TOMMY SPENCER/EYE OF THE TIGER)

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The varsity girls golf team finished their season off with an overall record of 7-8 and a league record of 7-6. The Tigers finished in fourth place in their division; Whitney was first overall. Throughout the season senior Carly Nicholson consistently scored low. Nicholson qualified as an individual for the CIF Division 2 tournament that takes place on Monday October 23. Nicholson was also named First Team All-Conference, while freshman Kayla Hary was named Second Team All-Conference.

Freshman Ella Jordan was happy about Carly Nicholson’s Success this season.

“I am extremely proud of Carly and I am so happy for her she definitely deserved to be named first team all conference. This was her golden year in terms of everyone looking to her for a strong year,” Jordan said.

With having three freshman on the team, freshman  Ella Jordan found it hard to compete with the older players.

“Following such a strong golf team full of seniors was hard with a lot of expectation to live up to but I think we did better than most people thought we would. This was my first year and I learned a lot from coach Fukuman and coach Kayle. I think throughout my four years the golf team will just get better and better,” Jordan said.   

Coach Corey Fukuman thinks that having younger players on the team will be a positive for the future of Tiger golf.

Having many freshman and sophomores on the team will definitely help us build our program to be very successful in the future.  Also, we returned only one varsity player from last year’s team and to finish in 4 place in the CVC with seven new players was success in my mind,” Fukuman said.

Coach Fukuman was happy to introduce the game of golf to more girls this year and see them improve over the season.

One of my goals is to introduce the game of golf to as many girls as possible so having 15 girls out was awesome,” Fukuman said. “Many were playing golf for the first time and improved tremendously over the season.  It’s hard to say who improved the most, but I believe every girl on both of our teams improved throughout the season.”

The team’s goal was to finish in the top three but came up short but, Coach Fukuman believes that they can achieve their goal next season.

“Our goal was to finish as one of the top three teams and make the playoffs, but we came up a bit short.  However, we were very competitive with the top three teams in all of our matches and I am confident we can make the top three next season.  The best thing about this group of young ladies is they all get along and support each other at all times,” Fukuman said.