Girls golf shatters expectations; places third at state

Will Wick, Editor-In-Chief

Liberty girls’ golf placed third at state and sent all four of its qualifiers to the finals, surpassing even its most hopeful predictions. “Going into the tournament, all of our goals were about getting people to finals. Once every one of us made it, it was like, ‘We made our goal; this is all we wanted to do.’ I think the best part was that it was just so unexpected,” senior Sami Galluzo said. One of the biggest highlights of the tournament was when junior McHailey King shot an eagle on the 14th hole, which turned her game around so that she was able to finish 11th overall, the best ever for a Liberty golfer. “I drove to the green and made a 50 foot putt. It was my first eagle, so it was pretty exciting,” King said. Also competing at the championship were junior Jaida Woo and sophomore McKenna Plowman. “I was very pleased with their performance. It exceeded my expectations. That was the best I’ve ever had a team finish,” coach Michelle Warlick said.