SB-L Girls Golf secures an impressive 2nd place finish during first season match-up


      (SB) - Due to Mother Nature, the Sergeant Bluff girls golf team had a bit of a delay to the beginning of their season. But they had their first matchup on Friday, April 5th, at Floyd Park Golf Course. The girls had an impressive second place finish of 185 strokes against four local schools, just narrowly missing first place by two strokes. Cora Eckhoff was individual medalist with a low score of 40.
Then on Tuesday, April 9th, the team again competed at Floyd Park Golf Course against Sioux City Bishop Heelan and Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln. The Lady Warriors came away victorious with a combined 18-hole team score of 411. Cora Eckhoff led the group with a first place finish score of 95 followed closely by Madison Hilts at 100 and Morgan Pack at 106. The linksters are preparing for their next matchup on Tuesday, April 16th at Green Valley Golf Course and then again on Friday, April 19th in Le Mars at Willow Creek Golf Course.
      Continuing with our player introductions this week, we have Kamryn Tooley. Kamryn is a senior this year, the daughter of Darren and Michelle Tooley. She has golfed all four years of her high school career for SBL. Her favorite golf course is Floyd here in Sioux City because it has short holes. Kamryn hates using her putter. One of the highs in Kamryn’s golf career has been the time she’s spent with her friends conquering Floyd golf course. And her favorite memory of SBL golf is Coach Husen bringing all the girls ice cream to keep them motivated to finish. Kamryn’s favorite snack before a meet is goldfish and her pre-meet ritual is that she has to start the first hole with a colorful ball.
      And another long-time member on our team is Madison Garrison. She is a senior this year and has been playing golf for SBL for four years now. She is the daughter of Jenn and Matt Garrison. Her favorite golf course is Green Valley and she despises using her pitching wedge. Madison loves to snack on Cheez-Its before a meet. She stays busy with tennis in addition to golf and spending time with her three dogs at home.
      Spending time on the links together with her twin sister, Madison, next up we have senior Kenzie Garrison. She is also the daughter of Jenn and Matt Garrison and has been playing for SBL for four years. Her favorite golf course is Floyd and she also hates using her pitching wedge – maybe it’s a Garrison thing? Kenzie likes to snack on Goldfish before meets. She stays busy with tennis and cross country and spending time with her three dogs at home.
      We also have Jayce Schultz on our team. She is the daughter of Maria and Justin Schultz. Jayce is a junior this year and has been playing golf for two years. Her favorite golf course is Floyd and she hates using her driver. Jayce can’t name a specific favorite memory because all of the memories she has made with her teammates are her favorite. Her pre-meet snacks are Cheez-its. Jayce keeps busy in the off season with dance and spending time with her three dogs and two cats at home.
      Serena Seibold is new to our team this year. She’s a freshman and the daughter of Nicole Marsh. This is her first time playing golf and she is looking forward to seeing what the season has to offer. Her favorite memories are practices so far and getting better at golf. Serena’s pre-meet snack is Snickers and Funyuns. She also stays busy with dance and her dog and cat at home.
      Rounding out the player introductions this time we have Claire Husen, the daughter of Coach Troy Husen and Dr. Renee Husen. Claire is a junior this year and has played golf since her freshman year. Her favorite golf course is Floyd here in Sioux City and she hates her driver. One of Claire’s not so favorite memories was the round at Two Rivers where not one single shot of hers went where she wanted it to.       But her favorite memory is the meet last year where the team got ice cream to celebrate. Her favorite snack before meets is granola bars. Claire keeps busy participating in track and managing cross country when she’s not golfing. We will finish the player introductions next week.
      SBL Co-Head Coaches Paul Wilson and Troy Husen noted that this group of girls are a pleasure to coach. They come to practice every day with an eagerness to compete and get better. Good luck to the Lady Warriors on the upcoming meets.