PCS golf squad has test of patience
By Tim Linscott
Of the Ogallala Invite on Monday, Sept. 23 Perkins County head girls golf coach Troy Kemling said, “It was a definite exercise in patience.”
The PCS girls golf squad was met with windy conditions and the back nine on West Wind Golf Course had one-foot tall rough.
“I saw many groups looking for balls in the tall grass,” Kemling said. “The challenge was good for us, even though it did get the better of us. We learned that you can’t let yourself get worked up about some poor shots as this will affect later ones.”
PCS finished in fourth spot in Division II of the meet with a team score of 461. Kimball was third with a 448 and Chadron won Division II with a team score of 446.
Hailey Sletten finished seventh for PCS with a 106, just two strokes off of Brianna Jones of Kimball. Carra Johnson of PCS was eighth with a 113. Sletten had a 50 in the first round and a 56 on her second round, tying her all-time personal low.
“Hailey rolled the ball well on the greens and didn’t give back many unnecessary strokes. I was very happy with her seventh place finish. It is well deserved,” Kemling said.
Johnson had a 57 in her first round and a 56 on her second.
“Carra did not start to lose her composure part way through the round. Carra places so much pressure on herself and expects to do her best every time. That simply is not going to always happen with golf,” Kemling said. “Carra will need to forget the bad shots if she wants to play her best.”
Amanda Reichert ended the day with a 120 while Alexis Schmidt finished with a 122. Capri Meyer carded a 131 for PCS.
On Tuesday, Oct. 1, the golfers will see action again at Hershey at 9 a.m.