St. Albert girls golf kept its season alive taking second place at the regional tournament on Monday finishing in second in Neola.
The Saintes shot a 401, just one stroke shy of Sidney who won the meet.
“I’m extremely excited,” head coach Mike Klusman said. “The girls played, that was their best round of the year. It’s a really good time to do it. The girls know we have a lot of work to do to clean up some stuff. We’re grateful that we can play another week.”
Freshman Alexis Narmi and junior Lainey Sheffield both led St. Albert with a score of 97 to tie for fourth place.
Freshman Lily Krohn shot a 102, junior Ava Hughes carded a 105, freshman Ella Klusman scored 108 and freshman Kennedy Sanchez totaled a 141.
“All the girls shot really well,” Mike Klusman said. “Alexis and Lainey Sheffield our No. 1 and No. 2 golfers, really played well. They both shot 97 which propelled us to where we were. That was really good and the other girls performed well too.”
Coming into the tournament, the Saintes had high goals of moving on. Mike Klusman said the goals are always high at St. Albert.
“Our goal is always to win,” he said. “I want to win every single tournament that we play in. That’s the whole reason why we play sports is to win. Our goal is to win and get to state. The girls worked really hard to prepare for this moment and they deserve all the credit because through their hard work and determination they got us a chance to play in the next round and perhaps go to state.”
The second-place finish means St. Albert will be moving on to the next round of regionals, next Monday.
“I think each week the girls are improving and we put ourselves in a good place to compete at the state level. We’ll just prepare this week and try to shave five to ten strokes a girl and who knows what happens.”