Girls wrap up golf season at state
Published: Thursday, May 29th, 2014
The Custer High School girls golf team came to a close last week when Marlee Schneider and Kassidy Adam competed in the Class A State Golf Tournament at Spearfish Canyon Country Club May 19-20.
Although the girls both shot over 250 total for the two days, coach Royed Hollick said it was most important that Schneider, a seventh grader, and Adam, an eighth grader, realize the accomplishment of making the state tournament at such a young age.
“They were disappointed in their performance, but as I and their parents told them, they made state,” Hollick said. “There is nothing to be upset about. I was proud of them getting there.”
Hollick said the young girls were extremely nervous to begin the tournament and he tried to calm them down by reminding them they had no real expectations other than to compete for two days.
“We told them to have a good time and do it for the experience,” he said. “I have absolutely no problem with the way they played and the experience was wonderful for them.”
Hollick said, for the most part, both girls showed improvement through the year with their swings and short games both consistently getting better as the year progressed.
Now, Hollick said, the trick is for the girls to continue to work on their game this summer and come back stronger next year. He also hopes seeing both Adam and Schneider make the state meet will encourage other girls to go out for the team next spring.
“They are both stoked about coming back and playing again,” he said. “I was pleased they made it (to state) and was happy with their attitudes. They worked hard and did their best. That’s all I can ask.”
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