Prairie girls golf team is starting early preparation for the spring season. Coming up just short of the State Tournament last season and being ranked 9th in the state, expectations are high. Earlier this fall, the boys team made state for the first time in school history and coming off of last season, the girls are looking to do the same.
One thing the team is going to have to overcome this season is losing four top seniors that lead the team last season. This year Lexi Poundstone, Emma Rubsam, and Megan Hilliard will be the seniors leading the team. Head Coach Erik Columbus is confident in the team this season, “We have a solid group of girls that played extremely well at the JV level last year, and several that have some varsity experience. So, with continued quality work in the offseason open gyms, and having quality practices when we get outside, we hope to pick up where we left off last season.”
To get back to that place, the work has started early. Open gyms have started to get back into it after a long fall and winter offseason and it makes the team eager to get back out on the course.
Emma Rubsam, a senior said, “I think as a team we need to focus on being more confident in each of our own golf games.” Coach Columbus mentioned that for this season, the key to success and getting back to where the team left off last season, “We are going to put more of an emphasis on short game improvement. Megan Hilliard, another senior golfer said, “we have lots of seniors and juniors excited to live up to their experience.”
With goals in mind early in the offseason, the team is on track to be back to where the team left off. Good luck to all spring sports working towards their goals.