“The season is over and I’m very proud of the girls for sticking with it,” reflected head coach Joe Kruzich following the girls’ regional golf tournament Monday at Oskaloosa. “Through the bad weather, the fact that we didn’t have a full team and some other struggles along the way, they stayed positive and got better from day one.”
Grinnell was first with a 382 as a team, followed by Centerville’s 394, Pella’s 403, Carlisle’s 429 and fifth-place South Tama’s 432.
Fairfield’s Megan Higgins was the low Trojan with a score of 113, highlighted by her front-nine that featured four-5’s and a total score of 52. Lindy Kaska also had a stronger front-nine, shooting 64 combined with an 88 on the second half of the course for a 152 total.
“With some future freshmen joining us next year, I hope to get the program back to where we all want it to be,” said Kruzich.
“Golf is a great game and everyone can learn wonderful lessons from it. It goes far beyond the score sheet and the wins and losses. The relationships that are built between schools, along with the integrity that is required make for the development of a well rounded person. I’m happy to be a part of that and I hope we are able to have more girls that want to do the same!”