PC senior golfers have eyes on state
By Tim Linscott
The Perkins County girls golf squad had participants come close to making it to state last year and head coach Troy Kemling feels this year could be the year some break through to the big meet.
Seven golfers total make up the squad this season with six being seniors. Five of which have ‘significant’ experience golfing for Perkins County.
“Our goal is to get someone to state, to break the ice and get someone there,” Kemling said.
The short game is a definite strength for the squad as Kemling said chipping and putting are solid, but long drives could pose a problem, especially around the time districts roll around. He is confident, however, that the team will improve in all aspects of the game by the end of the season.
There are several courses the team enjoys playing on, namely the Lexington course.
“It plays to our strengths. It is not a real long course, it is wide open and they really enjoy golfing there,” Kemling said, adding that the season starts at Bayard, another course where the team enjoys showing off their golfing skills.
Getting better each day in practice and each week as a team is another goal Kemling has, which he knows is all but guaranteed with the strong work ethic of his squad.
“Regardless of how we finish, we will work hard every day and that is what this group does is work hard,” Kemling said. “Doesn’t matter what you do in life, hard work will pay off and that is what I want my players to take away from this season.”