Monday was a banner day for the Saline varsity girls golf team at Rustic Glen Golf Course.
The Lady Hornets won the SEC Conference Tournament with a score of 301 – the lowest score in tournament history and the second lowest score in Saline girls’ golf history.
Saline won the tournament by more than 40 strokes.
Catherine Loftus finished second in the tournament, shooting 73. Sydney Page was third with a career-low 74. Stephanie Schick was fourth with a career-low 76, which included her first eagle. Molly Pribble was fifth with a 78.
Gabi Solis and Emily Woodman also golfed for the varsity Hornets. Woodman shot a career-best 94.
It was Saline’s fourth straight SEC Championship. Loftus, Page and Pribble have been a part of all four championship teams. Schick joined the squad as a sophomore.
All four seniors made the All-Conference team – with Loftus finishing first in the standings and Page finishing second. Pribble took fourth and Schick was fifth.
It was the first time in SEC history that four members of the same team earned all-conference honors, coach Debbie Williams-Hoak said.
“I’m really proud of these girls. They work so hard and come prepared and they listen to our advice. They played 18 holes on a very hot day and they still came through,” Williams-Hoak said. “This is a special group of girls. They have a chance to go down as the greatest golf team in Saline history. And one of the greatest teams in Saline sports history.”
Of course, there’s more work to do.
The Hornets have a couple outings to tune up before defending their regional championship.
“We’ll enjoy this for a few days with some fun things planned for the girls and then we get back to working hard and getting a little better every day so we’re ready for regionals and hopefully the state tournament,” Williams-Hoak said.