Update: The team finished ninth overall in the state. Congratulations on a great season, Eagles!
First look: For a record ninth year in a row, the Eagles women's golf team is returning to Columbus for the state tournament.
"I could not be more proud of our team," said Coach Todd Shuttleworth. "There was a lot of pressure on them to return to state, and they handled it all very well."
Karah Jackson '18, Lia-Sophie Keller '20, Aryana Sutton '18, Brooklyn Thompson '18 and Blake Wogoman '18 participated in the school's traditional Walk to State on Thursday, October 12 ahead of leaving for the tournament.
"It feels amazing and I'm mostly excited this year because it's my senior year," said Sutton. "I'm excited to be back and playing with some of my best friends. We are going to play our best and see what happens."
"It's bittersweet because it's my senior year, but to play alongside these ladies is very enjoyable," reflected Thompson.
Keller, who is playing in the state tournament for the first time said, "This is really exciting and I love playing with all these girls. I'm excited and nervous."
Even before their first stroke of the season, the team knew the importance of making a return to state in the fall.
"It was important to all five of us, and I think that was the drive that kept all of us all going," said Jackson.
"I think it's amazing that we've been here nine years in a row and as a senior, it's really cool because many people don't get the opportunity to say that," Wogoman shared.
Shuttleworth noted that the highlight of the Eagles' season was last week when they won the district title.
"The team and I welcome the challenge of the upcoming tournament and we hope to make a good showing," he added.
Jackson and Thompson said they hope to continue playing golf in college, while Sutton and Wogoman are undecided.
Good luck, Eagles!
Posted October 12, 2017