Girls golf satisfied with season’s end

It was a wild run for the Lady Wildcats this year. The girls finished off the year with fourth place in the state. Although they came short of first, they have set themselves up for a great year in 2020 according to junior Abbey Ott. Sophomore Grace Kilcrease and Abbey Ott received All-State honors at the 6A state tournament according to Wildcat Sports Network.

The girls golf team is just getting started as they are a young team. The team’s star players are a mix of sophomores and juniors. Ott is one of the many stars on the team. Even some incoming freshman will have a big impact next year according to senior Lilly Harrop.

“I got a feeling that next year [will be good] especially with a new freshman that’s coming up. She already shoots like in the 70s and lower 60s,” Ott said.

The seniors leaving the team have done all they can, and now it’s their turn to give the role of leaders to the underclassmen. The team may not have reached their goal, but the seniors are leaving on a good note.

“I feel like I’m leaving them in an extremely good spot. They’re doing really well and they’re all progressing really well. I was just encouraging them a lot,” Harrop said.

Fourth place doesn’t really show the girls’ personal opinion on how they did at state. They had such a great season, but it didn’t end the way they wanted.

“I think I did really well on getting myself out of certain situations. I could have done better with my consistency. Anytime I hit it was kind of like I had that seed of doubt in the back of my mind,” Ott said.

Grace Kilcrease did very well at state even though she didn’t feel she did her best.

“My personal performance at state was not the best. I didn’t play like I wanted to, but it was still good enough to get in the top three,” Kilcrease said.

There are ups and downs of seasons no matter the sport, but through it all there will always be great memories. The golf team showed everybody that they came together as a family and pushed through the tough season according to Harrop.

“I think just all the laughing with all the girls,” Harrop said. “Just making sure they know that I’m proud of them no matter what, and like them as people I love. Just making sure they know that.”