Girl’s Golf Goes To State

Senior Gabrielle Berger made it to state for girl's golf

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Girl’s Golf Goes To State

Gabrielle Berger with Coaches Paul Otto (left) and Johnathan Clark (right) at state. Coach Otto is the head coach and both helped Berger all season.

Gabrielle Berger with Coaches Paul Otto (left) and Johnathan Clark (right) at state. Coach Otto is the head coach and both helped Berger all season.

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Gabrielle Berger with Coaches Paul Otto (left) and Johnathan Clark (right) at state. Coach Otto is the head coach and both helped Berger all season.

Dave Berger

Dave Berger

Gabrielle Berger with Coaches Paul Otto (left) and Johnathan Clark (right) at state. Coach Otto is the head coach and both helped Berger all season.

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“I literally almost cried. I was so happy and a little in disbelief. [Coach] Otto said hurry let’s go before they change their mind,” senior Gabrielle Berger said.

Berger was so excited because she had just found out she made it to state for the girl’s golf team, who made ninth place with an overall 447. After an overall amazing season for herself, she shot a 90 at sectionals to land her a trip to state on Oct. 21-22. After not making it last year, Berger knew she definitely wanted to this year, after all, it was her last chance, being her senior year. Her secret? Relax and enjoy it, plain and simple. 

Berger herself admits to having a pretty “crazy” life; with having advanced classes, being number one on, as well as

I literally almost cried. I was so happy and a little in disbelief. [Coach] Otto said hurry let’s go before they change their mind,”

— Gabrielle Berger

captain of, FHC’s girl’s golf team (which includes an average of five practices a week, matches and tournaments, and private lessons outside of school), dance, and a recent foot surgery due to the previous two. 

Senior Emily Jesse, second on the team, knows how important and helpful Berger is to the team. She recognizes that she stays for the middle school workshops and helps teammates as well. 

“She prioritizes other people over herself,” said Jesse. 

And even Gabrielle is usually really optimistic in the minds of her fellow players. Jesse said that when Berger is doing poorly during a match, she stays positive by saying maybe she will tie. 

Fellow senior Abby Fakes, Berger’s best friend since sophomore year, believes that although she thinks Gabrielle is always stressed, she is usually positive.

“[Berger is] positive, which is hard. And she’s fun to be around,” Fakes said.

Even when she is not doing her best performance-wise, she is making up for it with her ability to radiate positivity into other’s lives.

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