Women's golf takes home eighth with no sales tax
By Taylor Poe - Staff Reporter
The Highline women's golf team placed took home eighth place in a tournament hosted by Southwest Oregon over the weekend.
Highline played over the weekend in a two-day tournament on May 14-15 at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort in Bandon, Ore.
The T-Birds placed eighth out of nine with a total score of 556.
The winning team for the tournament was Fraser Valley totaling at 469.
Spokane took second place with a total score of 490.
Columbia Basin came in third, North Idaho in fourth, Southwestern Oregon in fifth, Olympic in sixth, Skagit Valley in seventh, and Walla Walla in ninth.
Highline's Hailey Johnson placed 24th out of 42 with a total score of 182, while Megan Martin placed at 29th with 189. Ruby Lampkey placed 30th at 190.
Jasmine Hansgen shot 191 for 32nd place; Mikayla Kato placed 38th at 210.
"The tournament went very well. Even though we didn't come out on top, we had tons of fun. You can see improvements from each of us in different ways which is all you can really hope for," said Jasmine Hansgen.
In preparation for the NWAC tournament, the ladies will choose something they struggled with, and will dedicate this week's practice to work on their weaknesses.
By working on their weaknesses, the ladies say that they hope to see lower scores from themselves in the tournament.
"We are as ready as we'll ever be," said Hansgen.
"All the players are getting better at different parts of their games," said Head Coach Steve Turcotte. "This is helping the Lady T-Birds in making it to the NWAC Championships.
The T-Birds have a team goal of placing fifth or better in the NWAC tournament.
The ladies have also set personal goals for themselves in the upcoming NWAC tournament, saying they hope to each place at least fifth or better individually.
All teams in the NWAC will participate in the tournament.
The NWAC tournament will be played on May 21-22 at the Home Course in DuPont.
The tournament will kick off at noon on May 21 with a split tee start, then 8 a.m. on May 22 with splitt tee start.
The NWAC Women's Format for the Championship is a 36-hole stroke play with the three lowest scores from each 18-hole round to determine the team's score.