Another Steady Season for Girls Golf

Lady Vikes keep it consistent on the greens


Laney Brothers (10) walks to her next hole with her clubs.

Lars Harris, Sports Co-Editor

The Lady Vikings Golf Team had a solid season. They started their season off on Aug. 23, at the Lady Bengal Invite where they placed fifth out of 18, with a team score of 356. The Vikings then went to play at the Lady Rebel Invite and placed seventh of 19 teams.  

The first match against Dorman was unfortunately rained out, but this did not stop them from winning against Boiling Springs the next day. After a close win, 178-179, against Boiling Springs the team tied for eighth of 18 while playing at the Greenwood Lady Eagle tournament. The Vikings then teed for another match, defeating Boiling Springs, 172-192. To extend their winning streak, the team put up an amazing performance against Riverside. Katelyn Shackelford (11) shot a 37, leading the team to a 166-213 win. For upcoming golfer Perrin Little (9), this was her favorite match. 

“Our first match against Riverside was my favorite because I got to play up a position.  We set a goal for ourselves to shoot under 170, which we accomplished,” Little said.   

The team hosted Byrnes on Sept. 28, where they fell short, losing 176-180.The next two matches against Dorman and Riverside were unfortunately rained out, but the ladies still managed to perform well at the Region 2-5A Championship placing third of five teams at the River Falls Golf Club. The Vikings then held their last match of the regular season against Riverside, finishing with an outstanding victory of 167-254. 

Entering the competitive part of the season, the team earned a sixth place out of 16 teams at the Upper State match, which ultimately took them to the 5-A State Championship. Shooting a 364 and a 351 at the 5-A State Championship, the Lady Vikings closed their season with a solid ninth place out of 16. AC Harrill (10) enjoyed competing at the State Championship with the team. 

“This was my favorite match, because it was the combination of a good season, and we got to play two good rounds as a team,” Harrill said.