On Tuesday, the Dragons placed 8th out of 13 teams in the Washington Tournament at Wolf Hollow Golf Course in a day highlighted by Ava Meyer who shot a 101 and garnered high praise from Coach McDaniel. “Every time I came upon Ava (Meyer), she was finding a new place to play the golf ball from. However, she managed to make shots from everywhere today to shoot a great score. The best thing going for Ava today was her confidence and positive energy, something we’ve been working hard on and she finally grasped today on the course”.
Etta Heller followed behind Meyer putting up 112, beating her score from last year. Maggie Myracle shot a 117 followed closely by Boston Williams with 119 who both impressed on the back nine, and Reagan Naeger fought through back pain and still managed to shoot 130 on the day.
“Mentally, we were more positive today and looked more comfortable on the golf course than our first outing,” continued Coach McDaniel, “ last year, at this same tournament, we shot 464. Today, we beat that by 15 strokes. Our body language was better, our decision making was better, our resiliency was strong. Our “back nines” (We started on holes 8,9, 10, and 11) were better than our front nines. All in all, it was a good first 18 hole outing and hopefully sets the stage for things to come.”
All in all, a solid performance from the girls as they begin their season with notable improvement in their play from last year. We’ll see what the stage looks like next time with a healthy Reagan Naeger and a Dragons team that looks better with every stroke.