Seymour golfers move on to sectionals at Royal Scot

Brylee King plays the fairway during the WIAA Division 1 Regional Tournament at Crystal Springs Golf Course on Wednesday, Sept. 25. – Photo courtesy Rick Cohler

Kennedy Peters kicks up turf in a fairway shot during the WIAA Division 1 Regional Tournament at Crystal Springs Golf Course on Wednesday, Sept. 25. – Photo courtesy Rick Cohler

By Kennedy Peters
Student Reporter

Monday, Sept. 24
Seymour Girls Golf had two very different meets this week.
The first meet was a two person scramble in Luxemburg-Casco. Seymour had two teams place, Kennedy Peters and Lauren Wilcox tied Brylee King and Gracee Minlschmidt with a 42 for second place.
The meet was a great opportunity to get ready for the intense play for the rest of the week.
Wednesday, Sept. 26
The second meet was regionals held at Crystal Springs in Seymour. Seymour hosted eight teams, with four teams and four individuals making it to sectionals.
Seymour placed fifth out of the eight teams shooting a decent score of 420. King led the way with a 98 and Peters shot a 102. Both will get the opportunity to represent Seymour at the sectionals held at Royal Scot Oct. 2.
Coach Mick Herrala was very proud of both players. “These two have been the number one and two all year long and played like it today, pushing themselves when they needed to hit a big shot. Now, they get the opportunity to play in at least one more meet and with some hard work and a little bit of luck, who knows what could happen next week?
“I really enjoyed this team as a whole. All of the girls were great. Each of the girls improved in their own way. KateLynn Marcks who came in as our number five turned out to only be three shots from making sectionals herself. Lauren Wilcox who will be back next year, became a much better chipper and putter during the season. Gracee Minlschmidt was happy when she figured out during a practice that it was much more effect to take a full swing versus trying to control her swing and it helped her to add a lot of distance. I am really going to miss coaching this team as we will lose four seniors(King, Peters, Minlschmidt and Autumn Metoxen), and need to find some girls to join the golf team next fall.”