Girls golf weathers the storm against tough competition

Chris Hasenheyer, Senior Writer

Girls golf currently sits with a 2-3 record, having played some of the tougher teams on their schedule, Bellevue and Mercer Island, early in their season.
The girls will see some weaker competition in the upcoming weeks, including 2A rival Sammamish.
“I think we will be .500, we have an advantage playing 2A as our competition is much weaker, Sammamish is the only team in our division, and Sammamish is very weak,” said head coach Michele Warlick.
So far this year the leading players have been junior Jaida Woo, senior Sami Galluzo and junior McHailey King, Woo leads with an average score of 45.8 strokes on nine holes.
“They played strong versus Bellevue and only lost by ten strokes. The next match they slumped back, so I am waiting for them to level off and become more consistent” Said Warlick.
The “magic number” immediate state qualification is 95 strokes on 18 holes. Yet if the players shoot under 100, the odds are in their favor that they will make the cut. There are six state slots available that Coach Warlick believes she can fill entirely.
“We are hoping to break the record for the number of people we take to state that we set last year which was five. There has been a lot of competition for the top six spots this year, and that has been really motivating people,” senior captain Maddy Smith said.