Golf drives season with back to back tournaments


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The boy’s golf team takes the course against schools all across the area Friday and Saturday morning. The team is hoping to use this tournament as a way to get better for Frisco Cup.

Amelia Jáuregui, Staff Reporter

It was a busy few days on the green for the Redhawk golf team as two tournaments took place over a four day span Friday through Monday, giving the team some rare time on the course after a wetter than normal February.

“Last Friday and Saturday, the weather was nice and there was no rain, but a lot of the areas around the greens were wet and this affected chip shots around the green,” senior Tyler Shippy said. “Overall though, I think that the rain did not have much of an impact on my shots as much as my own swing did.”

The top five athletes on both the girl’s side and the boy’s side were able to attend the Pioneer Individual which took place Friday and Saturday at The Golf Club at Fossil Creek.

“I think that I did decent for the conditions of the course and the difficulties of the greens, but there‘s definitely room for improvement,” Shippy said. “I think that I left a few shots out there on both days that I played.”

On Monday, the girls’ team was able to get a sneak peak at what the district tournament will look like at the District Preview at Sherrill Park Golf Course, with junior Raeleigh Davidson placing 3rd.

For junior Lizzy Stone, this tournament brings the team closer to their goal.

“We did good and placed first,” Stone said. “We’re getting a lot closer to the score we want to be our average. Our team goal is to shoot a 317 or lower and just get more consistent with that., I need to work on my short game and just get consistent off the tee. One of my personal goals is to shoot under 82 in my next 3 rounds.”