Women’s golf team isn’t just putting around

Taylor Jackson, Staff Writer

Although a lesser-known and heard about sport at Liberty, womens golf is showing itself to be a strong competition for rival schools this season.

“The team looks really good this year,” said co-captain junior Hanna Hanson. “We have seven new freshmen, so it should be interesting to watch how everything turns out.”

This year, the golf team has seven freshmen joining the four juniors and four sophomores. At their first tournament, freshman McHailey King had the lowest score of 49, followed closely by sophomore Sami Galluzzo, who had a score of 52. At their first match the team beat Juanita 271-286, with co-captain Taylor Woo and Galluzzo both shooting at a low of 47. Maddy Smith and King also shot pars.

Sammamish saw another Patriot win of 248-247. Hanson won Match Medalist with a score of 43, Christine Chappelle came in fourth scoring 48 and Galluzzo tied for fifth with a 49. At Interlake the team narrowly lost 258-284. Woo shot a 49, which was the low score of the match. Against Lake Washington, Galluzzo tied for Match Medalist, shooting a 43, and Hanson and Chappelle placed third and fourth respectively.

“I love coaching these girls,” coach Michelle Warlick said. “They’re all just so excited and willing to work hard and do their best. Having such a young group of golfers gives the team an energy that you might not see otherwise.”

Galluzzo is currently ranked seventh in KingCo. KingCos and Districts are in the middle of May, with only two more tournaments before then.