On Sept. 16, a Wednesday night, the varsity Maclay girls golf team headed about 35 minutes down the road to the Quincy Golf Club. The girls have played six matches and are undefeated. In Quincy, they played against the Chiles Timberwolves, Florida High Seminoles and Leon Lions. Junior Ellie Jane Riner came in first overall and the Marauders as a team also came in first place.
The Quincy Golf Club’s par for nine holes was 37. Riner’s final score of the match was 34. She shot three under par. The team’s final and leading score at the end of the match was 172 .
“Individually I felt pretty good about it [yesterdays match],” Riner said. “But then team wise I felt really good about it because our team is really clicking right now and we are able to do many things and are still undefeated.”
While sophomore Mcclaine Urlrich and Riner started from hole one, eighth grader Lily Smith and sophomore Kylee Cronin started at hole nine. Ulrich came in third place in the match.
“There is a lot of pressure on us to keep winning,” Ulrich said. “I know I can play well and it depends if I can or not.”
Riner was Maclay’s best player throughout the match and had an Eagle (two under par) on her seventh hole. Florida High team member, Peyton Johnson shot one under par and came in second right behind Riner. In the end, Maclay came out on top of the leaderboard. In their upcoming match they will face Chiles, Lincoln and Rickards at the Summerbrooke Golf Club on Sept. 19.
“The girls played great and our goal was to always improve our score from the last time and we did well enough to come out on top,” head coach Cindy Stockstill said.