Seymour girls’ golf team hosts Thunder Invite

Grace Heins hits her ball onto the green. Photos by Sara Tischauser
KateLynn Marcks gets ready to tee off to start her meet at Crystal Springs.
Barbara Petzold hits off the tee during the Aug. 16 meet.
McKenna Levanetz hits her ball onto the green.

By Barbara Petzold
Student Reporter

On Friday, Aug. 16 the Seymour varsity girls’ golf team held an invite at Crystal Springs in Seymour, consisting of 16 total teams.
Girls competing golfed 18 holes in groups of four. For many players, this was the first week in their golf season with only a few practices or meets under their belts. Schools competed with five players, and the top four scores on each team were used. Green Bay Preble won the meet with an overall score of 375.
Throughout the day, weather conditions impeded the game. With rain and high winds, golfers not only had the challenge of keeping their strokes down but also of staying dry. The greens slowed down; shots became less predictable. Seymour golfer, Grace Heins, broke her driver while teeing off on Hole 10, a par 5, and for the rest of the meet, she had to improvise shots normally hit with her farthest-going club.
Despite the challenges, most players were pleased with their scores, all of them anxious to improve in future meets. It was an exciting opening to the season ahead.