Wildcats begin season optimistically

The women’s golf team started the season off by earning eighth place at the Pacific Invitational on Sept. 21 and Sept. 22.

“With three returning players, this was the first tournament for two women on the team,” head coach, Brynn Hurdus, said in an email. “It will be exciting to see how each of them grows throughout the season. Our returning players have already shown much promise in the growth of their games even in the first weeks of the season, and they will certainly be key players to follow throughout the year.”

On the first day, the Wildcats were ranked number eight among 12 teams. A few notable players included freshman Abigail Heringer who was at third palace with a 74 and Senior Alexandria Smith got an 83. The team then encountered some rough weather on the second day that presses many players to worse scores than normal, but the team still managed to keep the team at eighth.

“As the season progresses and our new players gain more experience in collegiate tournament play,” Hurdus said in an email. “I see our team also progressing within the conference.  All of our players, new and returning have already grown so much in their games thus far, and I know this will only continue.”

The team is continuing with their season at the Culturame Classic at The Reserve on Sat. 28 to Sun. 29, where the team will be looking forward to improving.

“Well we get a lot of team and individual goals,” Junior Malika Reynolds said. “We have a lot of strong girls who are making really good scores. I think we have a really good chance to place at the top if we keep following our goals.”

By Stephanie Hofmann/Sports editor