Girls golf team heads to State
By Neal A. Shipman
With only three girls competing for the Watford City varsity girls golf team for most of the season, Kelli Jo Taylor, Wolves’ head coach, brought up some junior varsity golfers for last week’s regional meet in Mohall.
And talk about bringing up the right players at the right time as the Wolves took second place with a team score of 414 at the meet and qualified for State.
“My top three golfers didn’t get their best scores, but they stayed mentally tough and got the scores we needed to continue on to the State Tournament,” stated Taylor. “They kept with it and I am proud of them.”
Jordan Sparby and Sydney Slais led the Wolves as they tied for fifth place and qualified individually with 18-hole scores of 97.
But Taylor’s biggest surprise came from eighth grader Abby McCauley, who had never competed before in a varsity meet.
“Abby amazed everyone at the tournament as she came in with a score that not only helped our team make it to State, but she also qualified individually,” states Taylor.
McCauley fired a score of 106 to finish in 10th place individually.
Rounding out the scoring for the Wolves was Kasi Sorenson, 114; Kendra Foreman, 139; Olivia Gronos, 149; and Jayden Uhlich, 154.
Mohall-Lansford-Sherwood won the regional title with a score of 408, while New Town came in third with a score of 461. Stanley took fourth with a score of 535, while Divide County was fifth with a score of 557.
The Wolves will be competing in the State Class B Girls Golf Tournament at CrossRoads Golf Course in Carrington on May 27 and 28.