2014 Golf Reflection

Danielle Cunningham, Staff Writer

The golf team’s fall season is coming to an end and the golf team did a great job. The boys worked hard this fall and it showed on and off the course.

“The varsity boys team is currently ranked number 6 in the state and I thought we played very well in the fall! Our JV teams won all 6 of their tournaments in the fall. Our expectations for the spring are to win first and second at the district tournament, finish in the top 3 at regionals, and get back to the state tournament for the 9th time in school history!” said Coach Wilson.

A lot of the boys are sad the season is ending. They are going to take this time to improve their game and be ready to get back at it in the spring.

“I wish the season wasn’t over. The season flew by. Time flies when we are having fun. The boys did fairly well this season, but we definitely have room for improvement. The boys were faced with some injuries that also didn’t help. We are all ready to get back at it in the spring. We are ready to be out on the course practicing again. The spring will be a good season. Similar to this years professional Ryder Cup team, the boys have something to redeem from last year: state. Last year, we had a bad performance at regionals and did not make it to state. This year we are ready to earn back our spot as on of the elite golf teams in Texas.” said sophomore Spencer Bindel.

Not only did the boys golf team have a productive season, but the girls golf team also did pretty well. The JV teams placed 1st in two of the eight tournaments they played in and placed 2nd in three events and 3rd in three events. The varsity teams best round was when they placed third at the tournament in Glen Rose.

“There were seven new freshman and one new sophomore that gained tournament experience. More importantly, they were excited about playing MHS Lady Tiger golf. Their next step will be to learn how to develop a work ethic so that they can be ready for varsity golf next year. The varsity team is going to be a work in progress. The fall was a challenge, but we learned a lot about our strengths and weaknesses,” said Coach Coursey “Tanner Wilson was the only returning player with varsity experience and our other senior Lexi Noble played solid this fall. We have a large junior class, but none of those girls had any varsity experience. The new players struggled throughout the fall, but hopefully learned what it is going to take to be competitive at the 6A level. If we work hard during the offseason, we have a great opportunity to shock some teams that were a little better than us during the fall.”

There were some new additions to the golf team. While some of them were nervous, others were ready to step up to the plate and show what they have to offer to the team.

“As a new freshman on the team I have felt welcomed just like I am part of a family.I feel like I’ve made so many new friends and had the opportunity to improve my game. I’m glad the fall season is just the beginning!” said freshman Abby Mount.

Although the freshman are new to the team, some seniors have bittersweet feelings about the fall season being over.

“It’s a little sad to know that it’s halfway over. But I am looking forward to the spring to see how the team improves,” said senior Tanner Wilson.

The future for both teams in the spring is very bright. Both the boys and girls golf teams are ready to work hard and come back in the spring stronger than ever.