May 12, 2011 at 9:57 a.m.
It hasn't been easy for the Wildcat girls golf team to find ideal weather to play in, but they've had to trudge through their early season meets regardless.
"We have been struggling to have a meet in good weather, and to even have a full squad at times," Head Coach Jeanne Hawkinson said. She went on to describe the team's experience last week at the mid-conference 18 hole meet at Bunker Hills. "I only had five girls along for the meet, and it was cold --in fact, it was snowing when we got there. The girls were troopers in their many layers, including mittens and stocking caps."
With such a young team, and so much of their focus directed at the chilly elements, the Wildcats struggled to a sixth place finish out of 10 teams. Aubrey Lawlor, the lone senior on the team, carded a team-best 107 over the 18 hole meet.
Katelyn Sargeant and Amanda Engelbrekt each scored a 113 and Katie Nelson came into the clubhouse with a 118. The 'Cats scored a 451 for the meet to finish in sixth place.
NSC Conference Meet at Victory Links
Although the weather cooperated a bit more later in the week, an incomplete lineup really did the Wildcats in at Victory Links in Blaine.
The 'Cats featured two sophomores and four eighth graders in their lineup, and they just struggled to card any low scores.
Sargeant was the pace setter for the Wildcats, shooting a 54, and Lauren Borgstrom carded a 59. They were the only two Wildcat golfers to shoot under a 60.
Bree Lange and Engelbrekt rounded out the varsity scores for CL with a 60 and 65, respectively.
As a team, the Wildcats carded a 238, and all four scores came from eighth graders.
"Victory can be a tough course and there were a couple temporary greens which can throw your game off," Hawkinson said. "I was proud that the eighth graders stepped up and led the team."