The Madison County girls’ golf team recently finished eighth at the state tournament.
Madison County scorers included: Megan Boswell, 92; Katie Jane Phillips, 93; Nicole Jordan, 96; Anna Tolbert- 108.
“That was the best 18-hole round Megan’s played all year,” said Madison County head coach Brent Bird. “She played a relaxed and consistent round.”
Bird said Phillips didn’t play as well as she wanted, adding that she had a really good year.
“She’s a competitor so she expects a lot out of herself,” said Bird. “She’s played well for us all year. Without her playing the way she has all year, we don’t finish as well as we do. She’s pushed all our girls to get to her level of play all year.”
Bird said Tolbert scored for the team most of the season and pulled a lot of weight for the squad.
“She didn’t play her best round on Monday (May 7),” said the coach. “That’s golf for you. You aren’t always going to play your best. We weren’t hurt because of our depth.”
Bird said he was “so proud” of the way Jordan played.
“She played a practice round the day before the tournament, then showed up Monday and improved by 20 strokes,” he said. “She played the best round she’s played all year on the biggest stage. She’s pretty solid for someone that’s only played three months.”
Bird said he’s pleased with the team’s finish in his first year as coach.
“We had a team this year that had to replace two girls that took this program to three region championships in Cortney Boggs and Kelsey Hochstetler,” said Bird. “The girls worked hard all year and finished in the top eight of the state for the third year in a row (2010- 8th, 2011-7th). I’m very excited about having all the girls back next year and the opportunities we’ll have before us. They did a great job stepping up this year and carrying on the tradition of the program.”