19 June 2013

Girls Golf: A small step forward

Brianna Swenson qualified for section finals
The Tigers played an abbreviated season thanks to a seemingly never-ending winter but still showed some improvement, moving up to seventh place in the Missota Conference standings.

"We grew in numbers and got a lot of practice putting," coach Jon Stock said of the weather-hampered season. "By the end of the season the girls were getting up and down with ease."

Six players earned varsity letters for their efforts during the 2013 season: senior Alexis House; junior Brianna Swenson; sophomores Halea Wright and Kaitlyn Jokinen and freshmen Brooke McConnell and Sidney Comes.

Swenson finished atop the Farmington leaderboard in every meet this season and for the second straight year advanced to the final round of Section 1AA individual play.

Stock said the enduring winter provided the biggest disappointment of the 2013 season.

"The weather didn't allow us many days to practice," he said. "It pushed all of our meets into May so even when it was nice, we couldn't practice because we were competing."

But the second year Tiger coach added the best may lie ahead for the FHS girls' golf program.

"If we can keep our numbers and get some nice weather in April, we will be looking good," he said "We will have several girls competing for varsity spots and should have a few who routinely shoot under 100."