By Bruce Karnick [email protected] The Raider Girls Golf team continued performing well with two key victories last week. High School golf does not have the advantage of TV cameras on every …
By Bruce Karnick [email protected]
The Raider Girls Golf team continued performing well with two key victories last week. High School golf does not have the advantage of TV cameras on every green like the professionals do which makes telling the story of these wonderful young ladies difficult without a lot of assistance. Thankfully, Head Coach Becky Hartung gives wonderful recaps via email.
Monday’s May third match was home against North. The girls defeated North, with the Raiders scoring 190 and North 229. Ashlyn Endres was medalist shooting a 41, her best round of her young career. Endres keeps improving with every match she plays.
“She’s been playing consistent golf this season, hitting the fairways and improving her greens in regulation each match. She just goes up to the ball and rips it,” explains an excited Coach Hartung.
Hidden Greens is not an easy course and hole eight gave Megan Brown a little trouble. Despite hitting the water on eight Brown shot a 49. Scoring also for the Raiders against North were Lauren Skov 49, and Lauren Hubbart 51.
Tuesday’s May 4th the Raiders defeated Hill-Murray 182 to 216 improving their score by eight strokes from the previous day. After giving her ball a bath on eight on Monday. Brown was determined to prove she could do much better than that. By the end of the match, Brown was medalist shooting a 43, a six- stroke improvement over Monday.
“Megan was playing great golf, she was hitting fairways, had three greens in regulation and only had 16 putts. Putting is one of the areas we are really working on this year to bring our scores down,” Coach Hartung stated.
Rounding off the Raiders scoring were Endres and Skov both at 44 and both Hubbart and Shea Levos finished with 51’s.
“I really love that this group of girls are really competitive with themselves and each other! They want to do what it takes to keep improving throughout the season and they positively push each other to get better. They have played golf and other sports with each other since seventh grade and have a fun competitive spirit out on the course,” Coach Hartung said in her weekly recap.
The Girls have one regular season match left on Tuesday, May 11th, then the Conference Championships Thursday, May 20th at Highland National Golf Course in St. Paul.
Lauren Hubbart prepares to tee off at Hidden Greens on Tuesday, May 4th. Hubbart shot a 51 on the day, helping Hastings earn the win. Photo by Bruce Karnick