Coach Whitney Spigener and her squad won their spring opener last week, their first win on the year.
The women’s golf program placed second in all three of their fall competitions.
In a crowded meet which included state competitors Lindale and Canton, Lady Cats golf won the competition.
“It wasn’t our greatest showing,” the golf coach said, “but every other team faced similar struggles last week at Wills Point.”
Coach Spigener said the course was muddy, a product of the greens being let go, the golf coach said, providing some stiff adversity.
The Lady Cats coach is very impressed with her squad’s efforts in their spring opener.
“Considering all of that, and we had a decent showing… I couldn’t be more pleased with it,” Coach Spigener said.
Mykylie Meador and Allison Thomas both shot 91 last Monday in Lindale.
Evie Birdsong shot 95, a season-high for the freshman.
Sophomores McKenna Meskimen finished with 96 and Kenzie Posey shot 104.
Even the JVB squad 437, beating several varsity teams at last Monday’s spring opener. Brylie Brock shot 99, first on JV. Autumn Allen got 105 and Kaylie Schumacher finished at 114.
The golf coach said she and her squad are happy to win their spring opener, but Coach Spigener said her team still aspired for a better performance than they got last week.
“The girls were not pleased, they came off really irritated,” the women’s golf coach said Tuesday morning during an interview, “which is I was glad of, because the progress we made from district last year, we even beat our scores from [then],” Coach Spigener said.
So to not only win their first competition, but to be hungry to do better, excites the women’s golf coach.
“That was really nice to do that, the golf coach said about her squad winning their first contest on the year, “but what even is more nice is we beat Lindale by four strokes and Canton by 20. Those are two of our top regional competitors, so it was nice to get out there and see that.”
Coach Spigener said the two aforementioned schools went to state last year, with Lindale placing fourth at Regionals. The golf coach hopes to win that championship, if not squeeze into state come later this semester.
Sulphur Springs shot 373 as a team, edging out Lindale by four strokes to win their first meet.
The golf coach said it was nice to see where her team stacks up with Regional competitors, even in tough conditions.
Coach Spigener expects more tough weather next week in the form of rain in their second tourney come Monday. She said she hopes her squad can get out there and enjoy a decent round before inclement weather rolls in.
Lady Cats golf has another early start Monday, Feb. 27 at Van Zandt CC.
Sulphur Springs tees off at 9 A.M.
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