HUGOTON, Kan. — The Colby Eagles had five individual medalists on Thursday when the girls golf team competed in Hugoton.
Brielle Bange (SR) placed 4th with a 44, Lacy Weigel (JR) was 7th with a 48, Alizah Schielke (SO) placed in 13th with a round of 52, and Makenna Husband (SO) and Mya Betz (SO) were right behind at 14th and 15th with 55’s.
As a team, the Eagles came in second with a total score of 199, while Goodland placed in first with a team score of 188. Hugoton and Ulysses finished third and fourth respectively in the standings.
Colby Head Coach Rick Williams was pleased with his team’s showing as a whole, but spoke highly of a few individual performances in particular.
“Alizah’s performance was outstanding and she is one of the most improved golfers I have ever had,” said Williams. “Brielle played well in a field that included eight returning state medalists to place 4th. I was impressed with her toughness as she really scrambled well on a couple of holes where she hit bad shots.”
One Eagle who also caught the eye of Coach Williams was Freshman Brinley Sims, who barely missed a medal in her first high school tournament.
“I was mostly pleased with our ability to hang in there and recover with adversity,” said Williams. “Those skills will serve us well as the season goes on.”
The Eagles will be back on the links September 10th at Goodland’s Sugar Hills Golf Course with another shot at some of the same teams they saw in Hugoton. Stay tuned for updates on the team’s progress throughout the year right here on NWKSradio.com.
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