Young Lady Demons golf team finishes with successful season

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By Bryan Marshall

Carly Middleton saved her best for last.
The Williamstown High School freshman shot a personal best 90 at the Region 6 tournament Sept. 24 to lead the young Lady Demons golf team.

Middleton placed 10th in the region out of 80 players.
“The greens were really hard to putt on and I had a lot of three putts,” she said. “I could have easily been in the 80s if the greens were a lot easier.”

Middleton has played golf since sixth grade, but this year she said she has taken the sport more seriously knowing her potential.
“It was awesome,” she said about finishing in the top 10. “Just knowing I can do it makes me excited for next year to see what I can do.”
Rounding out the team’s scores, sophomore Sarah Hicks shot a 102, followed by a 112 for freshman Hannah Scroggins and a 147 for seventh grader Katelyn Kidwell.

With the oldest player only a sophomore, Middleton said she sees a bright future for the young team.
“I think we’ll just get more experience with the game and learning it and focusing on what we need to do to win,” Middleton said.

Earlier this season, Hicks qualified for the state “All A” girls’ golf tournament.  
The team finished 11th out of 15 teams in the regional tournament.
However, they had a record of 8-1 in NCKC matches.
“I am really proud of the girls,” first-year coach Ed Burton said. “They’re a young team. I look forward to building on our successes.”