Girls golf team takes 12th place in state tournament

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Left to right: Elli Ritchner ‘21, Jennifer Crowley ‘21, Audrey Becker ‘21, Alston Smith ‘21 and Giada Cavaliere ‘23 pose for a team photo with flowers that a mom on the team gave them. Photo credit: Kevin Nugent.

Gia Cavaliere '23, Page Editor

Grosse Pointe South’s Girls Golf team took on States last Friday. The events leading up to states were Divisionals and Regionals. The team took first place in both tournaments directing them into the State Tournament.

According to teammates, the team did not do their best at States compared to how they placed at Divisionals and Regionals.

“Our team did very well at Regionals and Divisionals and we came in first for both,” Jenn Crowley ’21 said. “Some of us shot our best scores during those days.”

According to Crowley, the team could have done better and she was disappointed in the turnout of her playing.

“For me, I played similar to how I played two years ago at States,” Crowley said. “I also thought our team did not play as well as we usually do.”

In order for the team to make it to states, they had to qualify in the top three at their regional tournament. The team placed first out of the whole tournament with a score of 346.

“Even though we placed 12th at the State Tournament, we still took first place in Divisionals and Regionals,” Elli Ritchner ’21 said.

Last year the team placed 2nd at States. According to teammates the people on the team last year made a big difference in placement for the future years of the team.

“We had a big drop from last year’s 2nd place team, but we lost a few top girls so that was expected,” Alston Smith ’21 said.

The weather at the State Tournament was fast winds, very cold weather, and even light rain. According to the team, this affected the team in a negative way.

“I think with losing a few of the seniors from last year, combined with the weather made us do worse in general,” Ritchner said.

The team overall scored a 374 at the State Tournament putting them in 12th place out of 18 teams.

“Our team personally could have done better, but it could’ve been a lot worse,” Smith said.