Girls golf grabs third in Edmond, Neff takes second
By Kyle Salomon,
Senior Kaylee Neff took second place overall as the Mustang girls golf team finished third in the Edmond Santa Fe pre-regional tournament at the Kickingbird Golf Club in Edmond April 16.
“We played well,” Mustang head coach Rod Henning said. “It was a preview of the regional tournament in a few weeks. We finished third as a team, but only seven strokes out of first place.”
Edmond Memorial won the tournament with a score of 345. Bishop McGuinness took second place with a 348 and the Lady Broncos fired a 352 in the blustery morning.
Alexis Sadeghy of Bishop McGuinness won the individual competition, firing a 72 in her round.
Neff took second place overall with a 79 on the day. Senior Lauren Sloan finished with an 86 in her round, which was good enough for seventh place. Senior Mackenzie Woodward posted an 88. Sophomore Cheyenne Woodward fired 99 and sophomore Sarah Kellogg closed out her round with 103.
“I was pleased to see Kaylee come back with a good performance today,” Henning said. “She struggled in our last tournament, which was out of character for her. It was good to see her get back on track and fire a 79 for us.”
Henning said the girls had to go up against some tough conditions and handled them fairly well.
“The biggest thing about the tournament is we have to learn how to handle adversity,” he said. “We had a couple of bad breaks, but then lost our composure. Golf is a game of ups and downs and you have to be able to handle adversity to play this game well. Hopefully, we learn from today and we handle those situations better in the future.”
Henning said he is pleased with the finishes his team has had up to this point, but would like to see more championships in the final few weeks of the season.