Girls Golf Team Working Hard, Seeking to Return to State

Adison Karbon, Staff Writer, Advanced Journalism

The 2019 girls golf team, under the tutelage of veteran coach Brian Bobinski, is well into their season, which began on August 12, and working hard at meets and practice. 

Four seniors, Cassidy Noble, Sydney Lemkuil, Ellese Martin and Abby VanOoyen have enjoyed the season so far.

Noble, junior varsity and varsity reserve, has set goals to remain successful and positive as a whole. 

The meets have been going great for JV because we have been winning a lot and have been very successful,” said Noble. “We have also been having a lot of fun.” 

Grace Durkin, a freshman playing varsity golf, said, “The seniors on the team have been so welcoming and kind.  It’s like a family.”

“I have actually learned a lot from the seniors,” continued Durkin. “They have taught me about sportsmanship and how to treat other teammates. They treat everyone on the team with kindness.”

Playing on the golf team leads to many absences from class, and Lemkuil, junior varsity, says the best way to balance school and golf is by communicating with teachers frequently and trying not to procrastinate. 

Martin, varsity, has no complaints about the season, especially with three varsity athletes gone with the class of 2019. 

Obviously, there will always be ups and downs during the season, but I wouldn’t want it any other way,” said Martin.  “We still have time to work the final kinks out to make it back to Madison.”

Martin also noted the difference in this year’s team in comparison to all the others she has been on and credits their success  “to our team chemistry.”

“I will definitely miss high school golf and all the relationships I’ve made over the years,” said Martin.

One meet that stood out to senior Abby VanOoyen was the Crusade for a Cure meet in Madison where six NDA golfers competed. Freshman Grace Durkin took 5th overall with four  over par.

“All the holes, pins, and balls were pink for breast cancer,” said VanOoyen.

The team plans to work hard and return to the state competition.