Girls’ Golf wins Sectionals


courtesy of HC Athletics

Girls golf won sectionals and came in third place at state.

The Girls’ Golf team won sectionals on Oct. 10, finishing it off with a 305-315 win over Naperville North at the Broken Arrow Golf Course. The girls finished within the top three, allowing them the opportunity to advance to state, a huge accomplishment for a team who is filled with golfers hungry for success. 

The team, having won state multiple times in the past, has the experience in achieving success. However, the weather did not help the team at sectionals. Winds were at very high speeds which made the courses very hard due to tight fairways. To make it more difficult, there were many hazards on the course.

“[We wanted] to play smart and for the team,” said Miranda Mocklow, senior. “No selfish shots and no giving up [which could] cost the team extra strokes.”

The team got to the golf course two and a half hours ahead of their first tee. After around eight hours of golfing, the team headed to the awards ceremony to celebrate their win.

“There is [a lot of] excitement,” said Maddie Labedz, junior. “We use pasta parties to build team chemistry.”

But many of the teammates attribute their success to chemistry between players, which they make a priority for success. 

“Our team chemistry is definitely what sets us apart and makes us stronger than a lot of good teams,” Mocklow said.

Some of the team leaders include Mocklow, Jessica Lee, Selina Zeng and Maria Harrast.

“We had a ton of fun joking around on and off the golf course,” Zeng said.