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Girls golf team; (from left to right) Macayla Wells, Trenadee Price, Rylee Dodson, Chloe Dodson, Willow Pilgrim, Lexi Blackburn

Girls golf 2021

Girls golf had a great season! Golf in general was one sport almost unaffected by COVID-19 with the distance between groups when playing. Coach Cowan’s favorite part about this golf season was his team with ,”zero negativity, no drama, and all fun,” he continued, “[i]t was great. I’m so proud of my girls and would take them with me anywhere.”
Cowan said, “Macayla Wells’s 73 (one over par) at BV and Trenadee Price’s shooting a 94 at our league championship to qualify for the post-season by one shot was the highlight of the season along with being undefeated.”
A tradition that is practiced by the golf team is, “…eating lots of food before and after every match-sometimes during the match as well,” he said, “[w]e’re an eating team with a golfing problem.”
The MVP this year was Macayla Wells who is, “SSL player of the year, low round of the year for both boys and girls,” he said she is a, “great kid and very talented golfer.”  The senior girls who will be graduating this June are Chloe Dodson, Willow Pilgrim, and Macayla Wells. “Newcomers Rylee Dodson, Mallory Burell, and Lexie Blackburn are the future of the team, along with next year’s captain, Trenadee Price.”
Challenges and obstacles faced by the girls’ golf team were: ” having a very strange schedule, sharing the golf course with the boys… and having to travel a lot to play schools that wouldn’t travel here to play against us,”  he said “[they] overcame the challenges by being tough Wildcats and powering through any obstacles that got in our way.”
The enthusiasm was shown by persevering: “we don’t give up, we give our best effort always, and we leave the world better than we found it. That’s what we do.” Even in tough times, TUHS athletes persist.

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