Girls golf makes it two in a row


The girls golf team has done it again.

After ending a years-long drought by winning the first USD 259 tournament of the year, the girls golf team proved it wasn’t a fluke.

Four golfers placed in the top 10 leading North to the win.

“This group of girls worked really hard this summer to get better,” Head coach Scott Baxter said.  “COVID-19 threw us a big curveball but The First Tee of Wichita stepped in and created the opportunity for the girls to practice and play.  They took advantage of it and have shown a lot of improvement over last year.”

Phoenix Hill led North with a 9-hole score of 50, good enough for third place. Alayna Welch (4th) carded a 53, with Isabella Martinez (6th  56) and Maley Hansen (T8th 59).

What has been a pleasant surprise for  Baxter is that he is not just depending on one player to shoot well. Any of his top four can finish with the best score of the group. That wasn’t always the case in previous years.

“This is a very talented group of girls.  We graduated Addie Edmondson who was a two time State Qualifier last year, I was worried about filling her place,” Baxter said.  “These young ladies have more than filled it.  Both of our tournament wins this season have had a different set of girls contributing to the team score, which I have not had happen in a very long time.  I am very proud of them and the effort they have put forth.”

North is back in action on Monday at MacDonald Golf Park and then play the North Invitational on Wednesday at Sim Park.