Underclassmen continue to shine for the girls varsity golf team


Sophomores Maya Fitzgerald and Skyler Tierney have been showing out for the girls varsity golf team thus far this season. On Tuesday and Wednesday, the girls had two separate nine-hole jamboree conference matches. Skyler and Maya took first and second on the Lady Rangers team in both events. 

FHC hosted its match on Tuesday at its home course, Watermark Country Club. Skyler placed third individually in the event with a score of four over par, or 40. Not far behind, Maya finished in a tie for sixth place by carding a 44. The event was delayed due to rain, which forced the competitors to adapt and overcome the challenges of the weather. The Rangers finished in fourth place with a total score of 193.

“Yesterday [Tuesday] was a long day with the rain delay,” head coach Paul TenEyck said. “We battled and survived, and Skyler finished off her great round.”

Adding onto what her coach said, Skyler emphasized how consistent her golf game has been this season.

“I think my game is pretty consistent right now,” Skyler said. “Having a “next shot” mindset has really helped my mental game, which for me is crucial.”

On Wednesday, the girls traveled to Arrowhead Golf Club to play in a conference event hosted by Lowell. The Rangers improved their team total by one stroke and notched a 192. That stroke was good enough to place FHC two spots above Tuesday’s fourth-place finish. Maya finished second individually, shooting a 43, while Skyler finished in a three-way tie for third with a 44. 

“I would say my golf game is going great at the moment; it feels like a whole different game than a few months ago,” Maya said. “A big reason for that is my new and improved mindset. I really think the next steps to dropping strokes are practicing and believing in myself. If I believe in myself and what my golf game can be, it will come with patience and practice.”

The girls golf program is looking promising as the underclassmen continue to succeed. Nearing the halfway point in the season, the girls will have an opportunity to continue their hot streak and also help give the team a chance to qualify for the state championship. Coach TenEyck is excited to see what the future holds for Skyler and Maya. 

“You can see that they are getting more and more confident in their games,” TenEyck expressed. “It is fun to watch them grow as players.”