Girls golf season recap

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Olivia Scaggs, The Anchor

Senior Zoe Ozolins makes a putt during SHS's match against Perry Meridian on Sept. 11.

The SHS girls golf team has had one of their best years in a long time, according to senior Zoe Ozolins, finishing 9-4 in dual/three-way meets.

The Lady Cards have turned their record around from 3-9 to 9-4 from the 2017 to 2018 season. The amount of golfers on the team has also increased from five to nine. According to Manning, the team will continue to improve for next year.

“They’re (next year’s team) going to be one of the top competitors for sure,” Ozolins said.

According to head coach Donald Manning and Ozolins, some of the major accomplishments for the team on the year were beating rival Perry Meridian, Roncalli and nearly qualifying as a team for regionals.

While the team was 10 strokes from placing third at sectionals and qualifying for regionals, sophomore Marissa Munoz stepped up and qualified for regionals as an individual. This is her first time qualifying for regionals, and according to Manning, Marissa needs to just go and play the way she has all year.

“This year she needs to use it as learning experience for next year,” Manning said.

Munoz led the team throughout the season with scores of 86 for an 18-hole course and 39 for a nine-hole course. According to Munoz, she doesn’t have expectations and is just trying to learn and compete while playing with some older and more experienced girls.

“(Munoz is) going to kick butt,” Ozolins said.