Girls golf has had many uprisings this year, some even breaking school history. The team placed first in MSC and third in sectionals, which qualified it for regionals. At regionals, the girls placed 17 out of the possible 18 spots, and they finished with a score of 429. Regionals were held at 10:10, Sept. 28, at Smock Golf Course. The girls who represented Scottsburg were Avery Bottorff (12), Makayla Barger (11), Jordyn Johnson (11), Molly McGannon (10) and Kensley Gambrell (10).
“I played my first half nice. However, due to my wrist injury I got from an unrelated golf activity, my second half was not the best,” Johnson(11) said.
The girls faced many different challenges at regionals this year. Coach Bob McGannon said that the girls were not familiar with that golf course, so they did not know what to expect. The golf course had a creek that ran through the middle of the course as well as many ponds and trees. These course conditions were also something with which the girls were unfamiliar. It did not help with temperatures in the 90 degrees.
“The other team had a lot more funding and practice than we did, so that played a part in our competition. There were also lots of trees and sandpits, so the other girls and I had some trouble with our holes,” Johnson (11) said.
McGannon said all girls participated well; Barger (11) shot a 101 and Bottorff (12) shot an 86. Athletic director Jamie Lowery said that the girls did great, as they all shot near their averages even though they did not know the course very well.
“The girls did OK on a course they were not familiar with. I would have to say it is probably one of the toughest courses they had ever played on,” McGannon said.
“It is not the best we have ever played, but it was a difficult course. We knew we would not make it to state; however, we still tried our best and got the excitement and fun of being on the team,” Johnson (11) said.