The girls varsity golf team shoots to stay below par for a winning season

The knowledge and experience at the varsity level that is passed down from seniors can have monumental impacts on younger players. Therefore, starting a season without any seniors is a huge disadvantage. Luckily, juniors Skyler Tierney and Maya Fitzgerald have stepped up to the tee box as the team’s true leaders, the only returning players.

“This season started off really great,” Skyler explained. “We have a whole new team besides Maya and me, with no seniors.” 

The team has started in a good spot, landing in the top three for division two teams in their first three meets. On August 18, at the Kent County Classic, the team placed 7th, but only two other teams from division two ranked higher: Byron Center and Sparta. Skyler shot an 81, one stroke lower than Maya.

At the Pupel, hosted at The Meadows Golf Course At GVSU on August 25, the team placed 3rd with a total score of 371. Traverse City Central, a division one team, took first place, only eight strokes lower at 363. 

When making up a canceled meet on the 30th, FHC came in third again, behind Byron Center and Lowell. Maya led the team that day, shooting a 43.  The team had a rough start that day. The players were sent into match play straight from the buses without warm-ups. Luckily, they shifted back into gear and kept their scores low to bring their rankings up.

FHC Hall of Fame coach Paul TenEyck states, “I’m excited for the start of the league season. We have been getting better with every event we have played so far. Skyler and Maya have done a great job leading the team, on and off the course.”

With an OK White jamboree coming up at Egypt Valley on September 7, the team aims down the fairway for a first-place finish.