Girls golf anticipates high performing season

Felicia Yan, Staff Writer

After placing third at state last year, girls golf is entering the new season with high spirits and even higher goals.
“We’ve been practicing before the season started, and girls are hitting in the 40s or lower, which is really good,” senior captain Khanh Nguyen said. “The goal is to get as many girls to state as we can, get through districts, because we have a really high chance of doing amazing this year.”
The team has a very strong team dynamic this year, and the common goal amongst the team—to do as well or better at state than last year—keeps the girls unified and motivated.
“This season is going to be our best one yet. We have a lot of younger girls who have improved tremendously since last season,” senior captain McHailey King said.
Although there are no freshmen on the team this year, there are many sophomores, both new and returning. Both King and Nguyen view the younger golfers as a very capable group, and an asset to the team.
“We have a lot of young golfers who have great potential to bring success to our team, and one of our goals is to build a strong team and strong bonds between the younger and older golfers,” King said.
The dedication of all the girls on the team to the sport is something that Nguyen believes is different from previous years as well.
“Most of the girls play year round, which is really beneficial, and we also have some girls who are a part of different golf programs such as the Washington Junior Golf Association and The First Tee,” Nguyen said.
The first match of the season was on March 20. The team practices four days a week after school at the Maplewood and Newcastle golf courses.
“Even though most people view golf as an individual sport, Liberty girls golf is a team, and when we win, we win as a whole,” King said.