Swinging to sectionals

Two Spartans have made their way into the sectionals tournament for girls golf this year, Caitlyn Eddy and Mackenzie McDowell both sophomores at Francis Howell Central. The district tournament played on a cool, windy day at the Links of Dardenne golf course. With the pressure on and the weather putting up more obstacles than wanted Caitlyn and Mackenzie went out and put on a show.

Both Eddy and McDowell ended up shooting a 97, six strokes better than the cut, allowing them to easily pass onto the next round of the golf tournament.

“Caitlyn has been playing very well over the past two weeks and I was happy to see that trend continue,” said Coach John Miller.

Miller was not able to go and watch the two play due to his prior duty of keeping score for other groups of golfers. However, he saw their scores at the end of the day and was glad to see how they had done.

“Due to an injury, Mackenzie had not touched a club since last Wednesday’s conference tournament, making her qualification even more impressive,” said Miller.

Eddy thinks that she could have done better, but is still glad to be moving on to districts.

“I hope with this being my second year going, the nerves will be calmed more than last year,” says Eddy.

Last year when she was a freshman Eddy made it to districts and shot a disappointing 124, but she looks to improve on her performance from last year. McDowell on the other hand is a newbie per say to the districts experience.

“I’m excited about making it. To me it’s just another day of going out and playing golf,” McDowell said.

The girls have a chance to go out and play a practice round if they choose at the golf course for districts. With a rolling hill type course the girls look to bring home some district medals for the Spartans, and keep improving on the year when they play at Tanglewood golf course in fulton Missouri on October eighth.