Well, we didn’t quite throw the numbers up on the board that we had hope to but no teams really did. The weather, especially the second day, was absolutely brutal with high winds and very cold temps.
Tuesday morning our first tee-time was 7:50 and it was snowing … snowing in Albuquerque on May 13. That was something nobody thought would happen but we brought our rain suits just in case and were very happy we did.
Every August, when the golf season begins, we sit down and set goals for the season and create a vision board that pertains to what we can do, and what relates, to us achieving the goals we set.
Here’s the goals we set: Everyone improves by 5 to 10 shots, earn at least four state qualifying legs, win district and finish in the top five at state.
We earned six team qualifying legs and 13 individual legs, we won district and we came in fifth place at state. Our highest qualifying score was a 394 and our lowest was a 357 – that is a 37 stroke difference, which computes to an average of 7.4 shots per player, and that falls with our goal of everyone improving by 5 to 10 shots during the season.
All that being said, we achieved every goal we set last August!
It was a very fun season and our successes were amazing. Our 2013/2014 Hilltopper girls golf team is a great bunch of people who have proven themselves on and off the golf course. I am a very fortunate individual to have had the opportunity to be a part of this team and share a year of my life with them.
We have three girls moving on to new chapters in their lives and they will be sorely missed by us all.
Faith Koh will be going to France for a year in an exchange program (but we will see Faith back for her senior year);
Team captain Bri Sanderson will be graduating and moving on to NMSU; and
Team captain Emma Haines also will be graduating and moving on to California State, Monterey Bay. Emma has been invited to fill the walk-on position for the Cal State, Monterey Bay girls golf team.
Here are the results of the 2014 NMAA Girl’s 4A State Championship Golf Tournament: