Golfers Improve Skills and Scores

By Mackenzie Knox, Staff Writer

Trinity Hall’s golf team, consisting of 11 members, participated in 12 varsity matches during its first official season. Although Monarchs didn’t win any of the matches, individual golfers beat some of their opponents and also developed their skills throughout the spring season.

“The improvement in shot making and ball striking that these girls have shown in a short time really shows great promise for this team in the future,” stated head coach Bernie Kosinski.  “If they continue to improve their game, they will be very competitive in the near future.”

Their most recent tournament, The NJISAA Prep States Tournament held on May 20 at Peddie School, included some of the best teams in the state, but that did not deter sophomores Kailin BurnsCohen, Madeline Earle, Colleen Egan, Jackie Fletcher and Jacqueline Munro from proudly representing Trinity Hall in its first state tournament.

The golf team gathers before leaving school for a match. Photo by Ken Santos

The golf team gathers before leaving school for a match. Photo by Ken Santos

Earlier in the season, the team also participated in its first Monmouth County Championships at Suneagles Golf Course. Fletcher said the tournament was difficult due to “the coldness in the morning which caused the greens to be slow.”

Besides battling the cold weather for much of the season, the Monarchs consistently battled more experienced opponents. While the team’s win-loss record this year may not be impressive, the players’ determination, steady progress and poise in the face of tough competition reveal the potential of this young team.

“I think that as a team we made a lot of improvements this year, and we all worked really hard to improve our game. We plan on practicing this summer to our prove our golf game in anticipation for next year’s competition,” Munro said.

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