Golf: Royal girls season ends with trio playing in section finals

Maddie Hol, twice an all-conference golfer, closes her prep career with an 85-88 victory. (Photo by Bill Jones)

Maddie Hol, twice an all-conference golfer, closes her prep career with an 85-88 victory. (Photo by Bill Jones)

By Bruce Strand

Elk River Star News

 

The Rogers girls golf season ended Thursday with three Royals who qualified for the second day of competition not making the top five for advancement to state.

Maddie Hol, a senior, shot 85-88-173 at the section, held at Links at Northfork. The cutoff was 169.

Hol was an all-conference player with an average of 86.42 in conference play. She also made all-conference as a junior.

Megan Secrist, a freshman, shot 92-92-185 at the section. She got honorable mention to all-conference with a 92.72 average.

Sydney Clark, a sophomore, the other Royal who advanced to the second round, shot 102-108-210.

Coach Cynthia Meyer said the Royals season highlights were placing second in the full 10-team Mississippi 8 Conference meet with 381 at Links, along with shooting their season low 360 at Riverwood National for second place in a five-team conference meet.

“This season the team improved a lot, lowering our team scores by an average of 20 shots over last year,” said Meyer. “We are a young team, graduating just one senior, Maddie Hol, and have a lot of talent among the underclassmen, making the future look bright.”

 

 

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