Girls golf ready for big year

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By Kyle Salomon,

Mustang girls’ golf team officially opened its regular season Wednesday at the Choctaw Invitational, and will play today at the Jenks Invitational Tournament at South Lakes Golf Course.

The Lady Broncos return two seniors this year from last season’s squad. Kaylee Neff and Mackenzie Woodward will be the leaders on and off the course this year for Mustang.

The Mustang girls have been practicing for several months preparing themselves for the start of the season. Mustang head coach Rod Henning said the team has been working hard and dealing with the weather the best they can.

“Practice has been going well,” he said. “The girls have been working really hard to get ready for the season. I have been pleased with their attitudes and their work ethic. We have some high expectations for the season and are looking forward to getting it started this week.”

Mustang will return four out of five starters this year from last season’s team. Henning said this group will rely a lot on experience from last year.

“I have seen improvement in all of the players from this point last year,” he said. “Hopefully, that will help us to not get nervous when we play in big tournaments. We will learn a lot about where we are as a team after this week. We do need to keep working on our short game.”

Henning said he hopes this team can improve on the success the girls had a year ago.

“I am hoping that the success we had last year carries over to this year,” he said. “We should be a very confident group. I also hope the state tournament is a big motivation to us this season. We did not play very well at the state tournament last year, and we plan on improving on that performance this season.”