Saline’s varsity girls golf team remains undefeated in SEC play.
Wednesday, the Lady Hornets visited Monroe and defeated their hosts and Lincoln to improve to 8-0. Saline shot 154. Sydney Page led the team with a career-low round of 35 – which made her medalist in both matches. Page’s round included an eagle, three birdies and a chip-in.
Stephanie Schick was second with a 37. Molly Pribble shot 40 and Catherine Loftus came in at 42. Chelsea Hermanson, 59, and Sophie Wood, 53, also golfed for varsity.
The junior varsity team of Olivia Helmer, Olivia Bertke, Ava Hoffman, Sam Richardson and Katie Sloan also won their matches.
Thursday, Saline golfed to a second-place finish in the Pioneer Invitational. Saline finished behind Toledo St. Ursala, who was also the only team ahead of Saline at Travis Pointe.
“"We were the best team from Michigan the girls were saying which is true. St. Ursula is a very good team and great competition. I thought today was the day we could beat them but it just didn't quite work out,” coach Debbie Williams-Hoak said.
Loftus led the Hornets with a score of 77 – good for fourth overall.
“Catherine did great today,” Williams-Hoak said.
She was joined on the All-Tournament Team by Pribble, 78, and Schick, 80.
Pribble fought through injuries to achieve her low round. She hurt her wrist while warming up.
“On the second hole, she was really hurting and we talked about her not continuing but she wanted to try for a couple more holes and she went birdie, par, birdie,” coach Williams-Hoak said. “Beware of the injured athlete is so true and Molly hung in there and really fought and finished with a very good round of 78. Her father, who is a doctor, was watching and we made sure she was not doing any further damage. She showed a lot of courage out there today.”
Page shot 87. Hermanson, 107, and Wood, 113, also golfed for the varsity squad.
Williams-Hoak said the team is playing well as the team prepares the home stretch.
“The girls are making great progress on developing their mental strength and this will be the biggest factor in how far they go this year,” Williams-Hoak said. “I am excited for them."