Freshman Earns Co-Champion Honors at State Tournament

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Freshman Earns Co-Champion Honors at State Tournament

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Rain rain and more rain at Norfolk Country Club during the girls golf state championship, this even caused the second round to be canceled. This was the first time since 2015 that the whole team qualified for state, which gave them high hopes and expectations going into the the championship.

All eyes were on freshman Kaitlyn Hanna who has been Westside’s most consistent golfer all year. This was Senior Lilli Fogland’s last run at state for Westside after finishing T-11 last year.

“I worked on hitting my drives straight and making putts for par and just being mentally prepared because I knew it was going to be rainy,” Hanna said. “Coach Glanzer said just go out there and play your best because it might be a one day tournament with all the rain and just go out there and give it your all.”

Hanna said the rain didn’t really have much of an effect on her round because everyone else had to deal with it. Hanna even said she likes the wet conditions. Hanna also made a long par put on the 18th hole which would tie her for the gold.

“My putting was working really well and I was making a lot of good birdies and par saves, and my irons were getting me close to the pin pretty much every time,” Hanna said. “I didn’t know at first but when they told me I tied for the win I was excited but I really wanted the solo win.”

Hanna said being a state champion means a lot but now she knows that she can do it and she is going to strive to do better next year.

 

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