OHS golf a ‘committed’ group of girls

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By Lucas Irizarry, Staff Reporter

Oakville golf is coming off a season in which it had no senior golfers, a phenomenon which means the team can only get more experienced going forward.

Head coach Emily Baker said since everyone is returning to the team, she expects to see an improvement in the Tigers’ overall record. She said the core of the team in the foreseeable future is the large junior class, which features Anna Wilson, who was first team all-conference last season.

“She’s our player that everyone is trying to match and compete with,” Baker said.  “We have a big junior class, so this year and next year will be really big for them to help build the program.”

The team has 18 golfers this season and Baker said having such a large roster is a big strength.

“They’re committed and they’re here everyday,” she said.

Baker said in the future she would like to see high school golf grow, and she wants to see younger players continue to branch out before it’s too late to get that experience.

“We’re seeing a lot more people come out and join, but a lot of them wait until their junior or senior year and then they wish they had more time,” Baker said. “If there’s anyone in middle school thinking about it, your freshman year is the time to do it.”

The Tigers first match is Aug. 30 at Quail Creek Golf Course against Notre Dame High School.