By: Hayley Baker
The girls’ golf team has done a great job so far this season, now undefeated. So far the team has gone up against Barry Goldwater, Copper Canyon, and Estrella Foothills.
In the first match, the girls went up against Barry Goldwater, and though they were successful in the match, there were some mistakes that could have been prevented.
“We were all nervous going into the match,” Captain Hayley Baker admitted. “You don’t know what the team will be like, if the girl you are playing against is nice, if the course is in good or bad condition, if you’ll hit your clubs like you’ve been practicing, and most importantly, how hard the course is”
The girls’ team consists of 1 senior and 3 sophomores. The team captain, Hayley Baker, is happy with her team’s performance so far. “I’m proud to see them all growing as golfers each day,” she said.
Hayley has also had a great season so far herself along with teammate Abriana Tillmon. Hayley has won the past 2 out of the 3 matches, beating her opponents by 12 and 4. Abriana won the other, beating her opponent by 7.
It is only Abriana’s 2nd year playing golf and Hayley hopes to pass the captain title to her after she leaves. “She is showing great leadership skills but also respects the people above her and those are great captain qualities,” Hayley said.
The two new players on the team, Sanai Metoyer and Xitlali Nunez-Rivera, have great potential. Xitlali says that as the season goes on she hopes to “learn how to calm down” before her swings and that she is so far proud of herself for being new to the game.
The coach, Chief Siau, says that she is proud of the new girls and that they are “doing great”. She also says she is “proud of all four girls and that they are great success for AFHS as students and as athletes.
Hayley hopes to see the program grow in the future after she leaves, but right now she just wants to focus on the season and trying to finish just as strong as they started.