Women's golf takes seventh in championship
By Taylor Poe - Staff Reporter
The Highline women's golf team placed seventh out of nine teams in the NWAC Women's Championship.
Highline played over the weekend in a two-day tournament lasting from May 21-22, hosted at The Home Course in Dupont, for the NWAC Championship.
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.
The T-Birds finished with a total score of 538.
The winning team for the tournament was Spokane at 465.
North Idaho took second place with a total score of 474.
Columbia Basin came in third, Skagit Valley in fourth, Southwestern Oregon in fifth, Olympic in sixth, and Walla Walla in ninth.
Centralia finished ninth with no score due to not having enough players.
Highline's Ruby Lampkey and Mikayla Kato tied at 25th out of 43 with a total score of 176, while Megan Martin placed at 35th out of 43 at 187. Jasmine Hansgen placed 37th at 190.
Hailey Johnson shot 191 for 39th place.
"We practiced two to three times a week to get ready for the conference championships — working on everything from short game to putting to sand to playing holes to get ready," said Head Coach Steve Turcotte.
"Our goal was to finish in the top five of the tournament with our team this year," he said.
The Highline T-Birds will have three freshmen returning and one new recruit named Jenna Muller.
They are currently looking for two more players to fill the roster for next season.
Next year the T-Birds would like to be more competitive every tournament, and hope to win their first tournament championship in either the fall or spring season, Turcotte said.
If anyone is interested in playing for the Highline women's golf team, contact Head Coach Steve Turcotte by email at firstname.lastname@example.org