Sydney Page shot a hole in one and the Saline girls varsity golf team set a new nine-hole team record Thursday.
The Hornets shot 149 – breaking the school record.
“What a magical day for the Saline girls golf team,” said coach Debbie Williams-Hoak. “I am so excited and happy for these girls. It is really fitting that they have the school records because they are special group of ladies that have and are accomplishing things that no other Saline girls golf team has. Their accomplishments thus far on the course and off are ones for the record books in all team sports -- not just golf.”
Page and Catherine Loftus led the way, each shooting 36. Fellow seniors Stephanie Schick (38) and Molly Pribble (39) were right behind them as Saline swept the top four spots in both matches against Adrian and Tecumseh. Emily Woodman and Alexis Farquharson each shot 50, good for fifth place.
Page had the moment of a lifetime on the second hole, a par-four, 250-yard hole.
“Sydney has originally thought she had hit her ball over the green and out of bounds but it was eventually found in the hole,” Williams-Hoak said. “This was a double eagle or albatross which is considered the most difficult feat to accomplish in golf.”
In the first two weeks of the season, the team has now set the record for nine-hole score (149) and 18-hole score. Last week, the team shattered the 18-hole record, scoring 298 in Traverse City.
Coach Williams-Hoak knows she’s got a special group. Still, she’s not letting the girls take anything for granted.
“The girls need to stay grounded however and keep working everyday to improve and accomplish their team goals,” she said. “It is a coach’s dream to be part of this and I am so very fortunate to not only be around these four girls, but the whole team of ladies, who have such great attitudes and work ethics. While a group of ladies like these four will probably never come around again, our players who are waiting in the wings are going to accomplish some wonderful things as well."