Powered by a third-place individual finish from junior Maddie Goad, the Lady Tiger golf squad came away from district competition with a third-place team finish.
Their two-day total of 976 strokes left them just eight strokes shy of second-place El Campo and a regional qualifying team. That's only about a stroke per player per day.
“We just put ourselves in a bind after the first day,” said head coach Lonnie Goad. “They really showed a lot of character to come back and almost pull it out [Wednesday].”
Emily Luther, Lindsey Dziadek and Rayne Wallace are all freshmen so that was the first time at a district golf tournament for them, but Goad added there could have been some anxiety the first time out, but they responded well.
“Sure, they were somewhat disappointed, but they were already talking about next year and how much they want to improve in this offseason so as to make it to Regionals next year,” the coach included.
Since there are no seniors, the whole team will likely be coming back next year.
Junior Maddie Goad did qualify for Regionals as an individual medalist (third place overall).
She shot 83/83 for 166 on a very difficult course. Her monitor stated that he thought the best part of her golf game is how intelligent she plays and that she seems to always be thinking once step ahead on how to work her way through a hole to overcome obstacles.