Girls and Boys Golf Dust Off Their Clubs
South’s girls and boys golf teams begin a new season this year, with the competitive season kicking off on March 28 and 29 at the Spring Hill Golf Club against Salem area schools . Last year, the girls golf team placed first at Districts and qualified for State.
While at State, Saxon golfer Ellie Slama ‘17 placed fifth individually; this year Slama said she is “excited to have a new team and a chance to get better.”
A new player on the girl’s golf team last year, Ashley Zhu ‘18, also spoke highly of her experience.
“It was really cool,” Zhu said. “I’d never gotten to play golf on a team before, like I’d practiced for several years by myself, but being able to do it with a whole bunch of other girls who shared the same interest was especially cool.”
Girls golf coach Brian Eriksen is looking forward to another chance at State, and a season as successful as last year. Boys golf coach Joseph Pomme was also content with the boys previous season.
“The boys had a pretty good year,” coach Pomme said. “Tim Slama [‘15 ] and Halden Jensen [‘15] had a pretty good showing, and Trevor Lawrence [‘16 ] came on throughout the year, good steady golfers.”
This season, coach Pomme is most looking forward to meeting new players and having fun on the course. Jacob Rybloom ‘19, one of coach Pomme’s new players this year, has been golfing for three years.
“I enjoy being out with my friends on the course and just hanging out,” Rybloom said. “I think it will be fun to play at different courses around the Willamette Valley.”