Girls golf tees off in MIC tournament

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Lanie DeHaven putts from the edge of the green during tonight’s match against Roncalli. DeHaven earned medalist honors, shooting a 39.

Zach Greller, Staff Writer

After coming off of a seventh place finish this weekend at the Hall of Fame Classic, the girls golf team hopes to bounce back and claim a victory in the MIC championship at Wood Wind Golf Course. After placing second in this tournament last year, the Trojans hope to claim the title today.

Junior Sage Paresetich said that coming in second last year does nothing but fuel the fire for the upcoming match.

“Coming back from last year’s finish gives us motivation to do even better,” Parsetich said. “We are just looking to do our best as a team and score what we want.”

Senior Lanie DeHaven will look to keep her score in the 70’s and have a good bounce back from this weekend’s loss. DeHaven shot an 82 in this weekend’s tournament.

“I think grinding as hard as possible and working together to find the 70’s and being able to stay steady throughout the round and not getting high numbers, will keep us up with our opponents,” DeHaven said.

This will be the first time the Trojans play the Wood Wind course this season. The 1972 course should provide a challenge for the Trojans. 

Although it is the first time playing the course this season, most players have experience on the course and in the MIC tournament. Three out of the five girls on the projected roster competed in last year’s MIC competition.

“Winning MIC is important because it gives us a good mindset going into postseason with sectionals, regionals and state,” DeHaven said.