Women’s Golf Team Advances to States For The First Time in School History


Taken from GL Women’s golf Instagram

For the first time in school history, the Green Level Women’s golf team has advanced to the State Championship.

In order to qualify for states they needed to place top 2 out of all the teams and they did just that by placing 2nd behind a very good Pinecrest team.

Green Level’s low score on the day came from So. Lauren Eggers who shot a very impressive 73 followed by a 77 by Sr. Maddy Linares and an 81 by Sr. Ava Heaton. Since only 3 players can qualify as a team, Eliana Kim would have to qualify for states as an individual in order to play for the team at states. After a score of 85 and 4 playoff holes, she qualified for states as a Freshman. Eliana spoke on what emotions she was feeling during her playoff, ¨Some very intense emotions like nervousness, anxiety, but I was trying to stay confident and determined to win the playoff.¨

Senior Maddy Linares has made States all four years that she has played on the team and I got to talk to her about how this year was special compared to the others,
¨It is more special making it this year especially because we made it as a team but it’s also because it is my senior year and this is exactly what I wanted going into my senior year season, just for the team to do well and to make it all the way to states one last year.¨

I also got to talk with Coach Rogers on what he was most proud of from the team this year,
¨There are two things that come to mind as far as what I’m most proud about. First thing, I feel like the girls have really rallied and supported each other more than ever so far this year and I think there is a correlation there between our success this year compared to the years past. Second thing, every girl improved by 3 plus strokes from last year to this year. So the girls have been putting in a lot of work and just making it to states illustrates and shows the amount of work that they have put in.¨

From winning the first 4 matches of the season, to winning the conference and having 3 all conference players, the girls have accomplished their goal of making it to states and now have the opportunity to win it. States will be played at Pinehurst No. 6 next Monday and Tuesday, and girls we all wish you the best of luck. Go Gators and bring home that state title!