Talk about a hole in one.
It is every golfers’ dream and the truth is the odds to accomplish it aren’t as out of range as one might think.
The Woodward-Granger Hawks girls’ golfers would love to note a few of those on their score card, but for now their focus this season is on improvement.
Under the tutelage of head coach David Combs, the girls seemed poised to make some advancement toward postseason play.
“The girls team returns three players to keep an eye on this year, and I am excited to see them further their ability during the season,” he said.
Senior Paige Mescher, junior Aubrey Mescher, and sophomore Cierra DeHoet all look to return to form.
DeHoet’s 60.18 led the squad with the highest average - combined 9 & 18 holes adjusted by course rating.
The Mescher sisters finished second and fourth on the team in their 2015-2016 campaign. Paige averaged a 64.01, while Aubrey shot a 67.42.
Missing from the team this season is last year’s senior Hannah Nelson. Nelson ranked third on the team with a 66.27 average.
Newcomer, freshman Ashland James, will look to fill the void left by Nelson’s departure.
“The girls have continued to work hard and I know each of our girls will reach personal bests and they will continue to become more competitive at each event,” the coach said.
Last season the Hawks’ top four players shot 258.22 per game per 9-holes for a 64.55 adjusted average. Combs feels the girls will not only decrease their score but venture past the regular season.
“Similar to the boys, I know that when we reach the conference tournament and sectional play we will be playing at our highest level, which gives them the best opportunity to reach their personal and team goals,” he said.