Girls golf goes to regionals

November 1, 2022

On Sept. 13, senior Sieana Banangada takes a swing in the varsity girls golf match against Winter Springs. Matches such as these lead up to the girls trip to regionals.

Photo provided by: Dean Stewart Photography

On Sept. 13, senior Sieana Banangada takes a swing in the varsity girls golf match against Winter Springs. Matches such as these lead up to the girls trip to regionals.

On Monday Oct. 24, the girls golf team placed second in a match that qualified them for regionals. After a season of hard work and dedication, the girls effort has paid off, as they advance further than they were able to last season. 

“We were pretty happy actually, we got really close last year, but I’m glad to have made it our senior year,” senior Sieana Banangada said.

The girls on the golf team have worked diligently throughout the season to perfect their skills to help them make it to regionals. On an individual level, members of the golf team have pushed themselves to move their team forward.

“My most recent match did not go the way I wanted to, but I still managed to shoot a low enough score to help my team make it to regionals,” senior Hannah Williams said. 

This season has led the girls golf team to face a series of obstacles in regard to weather conditions. Inclimate weather brought by Floridian climate, along with September’s arrival of Hurricane Ian left the girls on the team with many canceled games and practices.

“September basically was rained out with the hurricane and everything before that. We only got a total of five matches in —we had ten scheduled— so it’s a little tricky,” girls golf coach Jacob Zornik said. 

 Despite the challenges posed by Florida’s weather, the girls golf team continues to thrive. As a whole, the season has been going well for the girls.

“The season has gone great. We are undefeated and we’ve had so much,” Williams said. 

Held at Hawkstone Country Club in Gainesville, Florida, the girls prepare to venture out for their competition. Together, the team practices for their match as anticipation for regionals rises. As the girls move closer to their regional match, they continue to practice their skills to bring home a win. 

“They just come to practice everyday working on the little things that need to work on, playing holes and doing what they need to do,” Zornik said. 

The regional match brings together the best golf teams around the state. The girls have worked meticulously to perform well against their competition. 

“I feel good, I’m happy for the team. I’m proud of them and I hope that they just enjoy the moment tomorrow,” Zornik said.

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