Girls Golf Season Ends at Sectional, Many Lessons Learned Through Program


Joey Bonadonna, Sports Editor, Online Tritonian

The NDA girls’ golf season came to an end last week in the sectional round of the 2021 WIAA playoffs, but there was still a lot for the team to hang their hat on this fall.

The girls placed 2nd in regionals, where senior Emma Wolf was the medalist, and 5th in sectionals. The team also had three all-conference recipients in the FRCC, including Wolf, senior Belle Mae Williams and sophomore Sophia Baek.

While Wolf’s and Williams’ high school golf careers are over, they have learned many lessons over their time in the program.

“I have learned to be a supportive teammate, developed leadership qualities and grown as a person,” Wolf said.

“I think the main thing I’ve learned from playing golf is to stay in the moment,” Williams said. “There’s nothing I can do about a previous shot.”

There were many favorite memories the girls shared over their time in the program, but both ultimately mentioned the success they’ve had in the playoffs.

Wolf said individually winning regionals was definitely her favorite moment. 

“It was such a surreal moment because I achieved so many personal goals that day,” she said.

For Williams, she said winning sectionals to go to state last season was her favorite memory. 

“It was such a great moment to share with the girls on that team,” she said.

As for future plans, Wolf said she will not continue playing golf in college. She hopes to pursue a career in sales or marketing management. 

“It is bittersweet knowing that my competitive golf career is over,” Wolf said. “However, I am extremely excited for the next chapter of my life.”

Meanwhile for Williams, she will pursue opportunities in playing golf in college or beyond.

For the future of the girls’ golf program, there is a lot to look forward to including the aforementioned Baek and the return of Grace Durkin–all under the guidance of fearless leader Coach Brian Bobinski.