High School Sports

PREP GIRLS’ GOLF PREVIEW: Ferndale Golden Eagles

Coach: Margie Hovde

Last year: Failed to qualify any golfers past district, the closest being Annie Jane Burns, who came within 5 strokes. Four golfers advanced to the second day of the district tournament.

Players to watch: Cienna Semsak (sr.), Annie Jane Burns (sr.), Haizel Allen (sr.), Jillian Anderson (jr.), Sienna Heredia (jr.), Shelby McCauley (jr.), Maeson Mullins (jr.), Courtney Waytashek (jr.)

Outlook: Coach Margie Hovde spoke with a lot of excitement when talking about her team this season, and there’s plenty of reason why. It’s the first year in a while the Golden Eagles have had seniors on the squad, and those seniors that have been with the program have some talent, to boot. Four golfers advanced to the second day of the district tournament so the experience is greater than Hovde’s ever had. “They’re learning to put in the time and effort, and it’s starting to show in their game,” Hovde said in a phone interview. “They’re developing nice swings. We’re really excited about the season ahead.” The Golden Eagles also have some strong sophomores that could contend for a state spot. “We think we’re capable of being able to hopefully get a couple girls through to qualify for state,” Hovde said. Jillian Anderson, Sienna Heredia, Shelby McCauley, Maeson Mullins and Courtney Waytashek all have potential and have shown improvement. The Golden Eagles could be competitive with the top teams in the conference, as this young program continues to grow.