With spring in full swing, the three area-high school girls golf teams have hit the links and are ready for a successful 2022-23 season.
Grantsville High School
Last spring, the Cowboys girls golf team made the most of its inexperienced roster and placed sixth at the 3A tournament in May of 2022.
“We had a young team — we didn’t have any seniors at all on the roster,” head coach Rick Harrison said. “So that makes it a little bit tough from last year’s standpoint.”
Despite not having any seniors from that squad, Harrison said that it should prove to be a good thing heading into the 2023 campaign. With four returning golfers playing as seniors this year, the Cowboys expect their already tight-knit team to grow together.
“I thought we made significant improvement as the season went along (last year),” Harrison said.
Harrison mentioned returning players McKenna Bowman and Olivia Jeffries as standout players, but noted that his roster is solid “top to bottom” and expects continuous improvement throughout the season.
“The girls I have at Grantsville High School are awesome. They like each other. They have fun on the course and they have fun practicing.”
Grantsville’s next game is on March 27, when the team travels to Ogden to compete at the El Monte course. The match is set to begin at 10 a.m.
Stansbury High School
This year’s Stallions girls team begins its regional title defense with much of its roster from last season still intact. With seven first-place finishes out of its eight matches in 2022, Stansbury finished atop the 5A Region 7 and finished 10th at state.
“Last year we took first place (and) only lost one senior to graduation, so we have a good core of players returning” coach Jeremy Alverson said. We are excited to get the season underway and see if we can challenge for another region title.”
The Stallions will play their next match on April 18 when they play visitors to Tooele High at 9:30 a.m. at the Overlake Golf Course.
Tooele High School
After a third-place finish in their region last year, the Tooele Buffaloes girls golf team will look to climb the standings this spring. They will have a strong, experienced core carrying over from last season, as their top three golfers are heading into their junior year.
The Buffaloes’ next game is Thursday on the road against Cottonwood at the Murray Parkway course in Murray. Tee time is set for 10 a.m.