Season recap: Girls golf


Courtesy photo/Grand Haven Tribune

Freshman Caydee Constant stares down her shot at the mid-season tournament. Constant has been the key contributor for the golf team this year.

Nick Twa, Business Manager

The Grand Haven girls golf team ended their regular season in 5th place overall for the O-K Red conference. Even though they had a rough go of it this season, there is still a lot of hope for next season. Losing some key players this past offseason led to some doubt. But for some, such as senior Ally Kingma, the younger members of the squad helped to create better scores than she expected.

“The season went better than I anticipated,” Kingma said. “Losing Bekah this year was concerning because she kept our total score down but some of the new players stepped up.”

Strong leadership from seniors this season as well will be replaced with the dependable play by the younger members of the group led by freshman Caydee Constant and junior Cam Constant, trying to keep the squad in contention for the years to come.

“Caydee Constant had an amazing season finishing All-Conference and Cam Constant, Avery Behnke and Jamie Gretzinger added great scores to keep our overall season better than I thought,” Kingma said. “I was surprised at how much improvement there was and how well we did.”

Improvement is what the Lady Bucs hope for every year, and as their competition gets tougher inside their conference, that is especially important to contend for championships.

The biggest factor in their goals is having more consistent scores. One hole, course or match that the team could mess up can change the direction of the season.

“They’re playing better than they’re scoring, we’re just having a blowup hole,” head coach Roger Glass said of the issue.

Kingma and the other members of the squad are hopeful for the future of the team as they continue their chase for a title.

“I am so proud of how each girl played and I think that in the next couple of years, they will be even better.” Kingma said.