The varsity girls golf team hit crisp shot after crisp shot to beat St. David's School with a final score of 135 to 181 on August 25. The score of 135 broke the all-time team record. On August 18 against Ravenscroft, the team tied their previous record of 141.
With the oldest players being underclassmen in high school, the young team consists of three tenth-graders (Channing Hensley, Sibeal Lundie and Rachel Weyne), two eighth-graders (Ellie Bauguess and Emily Brubaker) and a seventh-grader (Emma Finster).
Hensley broke the NRCA school record with an individual score of 38. The previous record of 41, held by Stacy Williams, was set in 2013.
"Last year our total scores were normally in the 160's, and now we've gotten them down to 135 to 140, and I think that's something to be proud of. I can't wait for more matches and more opportunities to play some good golf," Hensley said.
Team captains Hensley and Brubaker both have played competitive tournament golf and have aspirations to play in college.
The new scoring records have given the Knights a surge of confidence. "I believe the win over St. David's will have a major impact on the rest of the season because of the fact that NRCA records were broken for both individual and team scores. This kind of result builds confidence and is a strong indicator of the future direction of the team," said Head Coach Robby Carruth.
By: Rachel Weyne, Shield Staff with Angela Garnett