Gearing up for districts

The season is winding down and the girls golf team has played their final matches in the past week. Last Friday they played Howell at the Whitmoor Country Club but ended up losing 214-182. The team then partook in the Knight Cup on Monday, a match play tournament and went 1-3 as a team, with freshman Rachel Mossotti winning her match and earning her first varsity medal. Mossotti was a substitute for junior Allie McCoy who could not make the tournament that day.

“I just couldn’t miss two days of school this week,” said McCoy.

Today the team has their conference tournament, which will be the last meet before the beginning of the states series, beginning with districts next Thursday. Over the past week the team has been gearing up for this meet, which for some is their last, and for others an indicator of how well they’ll do at districts.

“We’ve been working on fine tuning our game at practices in preparation for conferences,” said McCoy.

During practices the team has the choice of choosing what they’d like to practice, whether it be going to the driving range, chipping, or putting. The team can then choose what they feel like they need to work on from there. Some players have been seeking outside help as well, such as freshman Emma Wolf who has been taking lessons on the side.

“I’ve been practicing a lot, trying to focus as much as I can on every shot,” said Wolf.

In their next two tournaments the team must take on a full 18-hole course, which players say is much more challenging than the 9-hole courses they play on during dual matches. As the season comes to a close Wolf, McCoy, and junior Mackenzie McDowell continue to push toward their goal for making it to the state meet.