Another win

Lady Tiger golf places first at tournament

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Photo by Caden Rainwater

Junior Angie Parrott hits the ball during the Pleasant Grove Invitational at Northridge Country Club Feb. 25. Parrott shot a personal best of 87.

Story by Graci Henard and Braden McKinnon

The Lady Tiger golf team competed in the Pleasant Grove Invitational at Northridge Country Club on Thursday, Feb. 25. Dallas Baptist Commit Graci Henard led the girls team to a win with a score of 78 and took the individual win as well.

“I felt like the team really performed well, considering the high wind and the pressure of playing on your home course,” Henard said. “It was the first tournament of the spring season, so there is tons of room for improvement.”

The Lady Tigers placed first among four teams playing in the Pleasant Grove Invitational on Feb. 25. The girls team consists of senior Graci Henard, who won individually, juniors Katie Starr and Angie Parrott, and seniors Kenzie Parker and Johnni Hueter. (Photo by Caden Rainwater)

After an unusual event where both parties in Henard’s group forfeited, she was left finishing the last nine by herself.

“I didn’t play as well as I wanted to,” Henard said. “I’ve never had the people in my group quit before so that was definitely a distraction I had to learn to play with.”

Senior Kenzie Parker had the second best score of the Lady Tiger golfers with 83. She credited the team’s success in this event to her optimism going into future tournaments. 

“The competition was not as tough as our district, so our team did very well,” Parker said. “I’m optimistic about the confidence boost it gave our team.”

Not only did the team perform well, junior Angie Parrott shot her personal best score of 87.

“It was an insane feeling to see that I scored my personal best at my home course,” Parrott said. “I think it was the best way to start out the [spring] season.”

The Lady Tigers finished with a total score of 343, earning them first place over the other four teams competing. 

“The team win gives me high hopes for the rest of the season,” junior Katie Starr said. “We are going to do very well in district.”