Camdenton began postseason play on Monday in the Class 2 District 5 Tournament at Whispering Oaks Golf Course in Marshfield and unfortunately for the Lakers, it was the end of the road as no golfer made the cut for sectionals.
“I feel as if this is largely due to our inexperience in end of season play and especially because they are so used to the rule of double par during the rest of the season,” Camdenton coach Jo Beth Nicklas said.
Gracie Poe carded a personal best 18-hole score of 104 to lead the Lakers on a par 70 course, finishing tied for 28th in a field of 52 golfers. Allie Crowell shot a 108, Korrin Lembke put up a 130, Grace Lowther added a 131 and Anna Grace Glor finished with a 132. Camdenton finished 10th out of 10 teams in the district standings with a team score of 474 while Glendale claimed the team title with a 326.
It may not be the ending Camdenton wanted, but Nicklas said there is plenty of reason to be optimistic going forward.
“I feel this young team has accomplished so much this year and I have learned a great deal as a first year coach,” she remarked. “Our number one goal was to reduce personal and team stroke averages throughout the season and we have done that. We plan on taking what we have learned this year and we really want to hit the ground running next year.”
Camdenton will look to do exactly that when the Lakers are back on the links in the fall of 2019.