From left, Jennifer Necker, Elizabeth Lockhart, Emily Moulton, Leah Mountain, Coach Jordan Pollard, Sophia Sivils and Maia Menefee. Courtesy photo
Jennifer Necker putting during a brief period of sunshine on Monday. Courtesy photo
The Los Alamos High School Girls Golf team successfully weathered the storm in Grants Monday to finish in first place with a team qualifying “leg” for the state tournament in May.
This is the team’s second of three legs needed to qualify for the state tournament.
The team traveled to Grants Sunday with hopes of completing a practice round at Coyote del Maipais Golf Course, however a heavy rain storm moved into the area and the team was not able to get onto the course to play. Waking early Monday the girls learned the back nine of the course had flooded and the two day tournament was cancelled. Thanks to the quick thinking and on the fly planning of LAHS Boys Coach Anders Anisworth, the tournament was salvaged and teams played the front nine twice to complete the 18 holes.
With a late start Monday, teams teed off in windy, cool and intermittent rain. Before the end of the 18 holes the sky opened and drenched all of the players and their coaches. The LAHS Girls Team kept focused and played well with 8th graders Emily Moulton and Leah Mountain scoring personal bests at 92 and 100 respectively. Moulton’s score earned her an individual state qualifying leg. Jennifer Necker also earned her third individual state qualifying leg. Rounding out the team were Elizabeth Lockhart, Maia Menefee and Sophia Sivils.
The girls return to the links today in pursuit of the third team leg, in hopefully drier conditions.