The girl’s golf team concluded their season with a phenomenal fourth-place finish at State on October 16. Their teammate, Tatyana Carlson came home as the 3A state champion.
Carlson finished with a two day total of 155 at Schaffer’s Mill. She carded a 74 on the second day to seal the victory.
“We really pulled it together this year and got first in the northern 3A,” said Havens. “It feels great to have accomplished so much together. It was really nice to end my high-school career on such a good season.”
The girls were up against a lot this season. Through it all, they came together as a stronger team than ever.
“A hurdle that the team had to overcome this season was adapting to the new coach,” said Havens. “She ended up meshing really well with the team, and it made for a great season. My first two years, the team wasn’t as closely knit as we are now. Being close with the team has made this season special for me.”
For some, this has been the accomplishment of their life’s work.
I have been golfing since I was four,” said Havens. “In golf, every shot is a new shot, and every hole is a new hole. There are always new opportunities.”
The girls’ finish was the end to a good season, where they placed highly in many tournaments.
“There's always room for improvement,” said Havens. “But I’m proud of my team.”
Boulder City repeated as state champions with a total of 744.
ahrump Valley was second place with two rounds of 375 for a total of 750. The Lady Indians of Elko finished 30 shots off the lead with a total of 774. The Lady Bucks posted totals of 400 on the first day and then shaved off 12 strokes the second day for a 388 and a two day total of 788.