Girls’ golf team earns win No. 3
The Fairfield girls’ golf team tallied its lowest score of the year Tuesday on its way to a three-stroke victory over visiting Davis County at the Fairfield Golf & Country Club.
Led by senior Ashley Henkel’s round of 56, the Trojans shot a 239 to the Mustangs’ 242. Freshmen Lindsey Repp and Madelyn Swan shot a 57 and 59, respectively, and senior Kristen Terrell carded a 67 to round out the Trojans’ winning score.
Head coach Joe Kruzich didn’t expect such a tight contest between his Trojans and the visiting Mustangs, but he got a pleasant surprise from a few of his golfers.
“I got some lower scores out of some kids I wasn’t expecting,” said Kruzich. “Even though our No. 1 girl had an off-day, it was good to have a few other girls pick up the slack.”
Kruzich added he fully expected Repp, who has already shot a 51 on her home course, to bounce back.
“We’re never going to make excuses and she wouldn’t want me to, but you’re going to have good days and you’re going to have bad ones,” said Kruzich. “The good golfers can bounce back, and I have no doubt she will shrug it off and be ready to go next time.”
Claire Slechta, a senior, continued to show improvement by leaps and bounds and shot a 72 Tuesday, and freshman teammate Abby Adam had an 84 for Fairfield.
At 3-2 overall, the Trojans have already won more matches than last year’s campaign. Kruzich believes the team’s best is yet to come.
“We’re looking for consistency, and we’ve been gradually improving and working on getting our scores down. Our goal is to play our best at the end of the year,” the second-year coach said.
Fairfield returns to the links Monday at Mount Pleasant.