Girls golf places 10th at first state tournament in 8 years

Grace Samra, Staff Writer

This year the golf team went all the way to the state match for the first time in eight years. They went on to take 10th place at states with a team score of 375 points. The team worked hard all season and it paid off as this was the first time they have been to states in eight years. While they didn’t win, they all worked really hard and have had one of their best seasons in years, “Our team has one of the most successful seasons that I have ever been a part of, and I am so proud of that!” Meg Simon ‘21 said.

The state tournament was a pressure-filled environment that was difficult for some of the golfers, “States was a rough day for me,” Simon ‘21 said, “but our team did really well for competing under pressure at states.”  The girls all thought that they did not do as well as they would have hoped to but, “Our team had one of the most successful seasons that I have been apart of, and I am proud of that.” Simon said. Rachel Williamson ‘23 elaborated on that by saying, “Overall the team had a great year, and we placed second in almost all our tournaments.” 

The team this year missed some of their normal traditions like ridding on the bus together, but they still pulled together. “It was a great team, everyone is really nice and really good too,” Williamson said. 

This year’s golf team has been one of the best ones East has had in a long time, even in a pandemic. While they did not get the finish to the season they were hoping for, they did have a great season. “We had a ton of fun throughout the season. It was cool to end to the season on a special note, not having been to states for eight years.” Willamson said. The team was glad that even though COVID-19 they were still able to play together and have a season. “This year was such a fun ride. I had the best season even under COVID circumstances.” Simon said, “I am already looking forward to next year and improving my scores from this year.”