Girls golf makes run in CCC tournament


Swinging into the tournament-- Junior captain Mia Grzywinski gets some extra practice in despite the gloomy weather. The golf team finished the regular season with a 9-3 record.

Hanny Wolkoff, Sports Editor

Led by captains senior Anna Green and junior Mia Grzywinski, the girls golf team has finished the regular season with a 9-3 record and is looking to match last years run in the state tournament.

We are the defending champs, so the goal is to repeat, but our team is much different from last year. [We previously] graduated four important players and this team will need to play really well to compete with Wethersfield and other top CCC teams,” head coach Russell Crist said.

Throughout the season, the team has faced tough opposition across the state. The few matches that they have lost have been only by a few points, and Green hopes to capitalize on the teams strengths in order to get as far in the tournament as possible.

“Despite being an individual based sport with individual scores that contribute to the team’s success, our team does a great job maintaining good sportsmanship and working hard at practice and matches to improve our skills,” Green said.

The inconsistent spring weather made it difficult for all spring sports to get into their rhythm, golf included. As a result, consistency has been an issue that plagued the golf team from the start.

”[Our biggest struggle is] consistency. The weather hasn’t helped, and we didn’t have a lot of varsity experience coming back this year (besides Mia and Anna Green), so our scores vary from day to day. We have had team scores as low as 188 and as high as 218.  We will need to be more consistent to compete with the best teams in the state,” Crist said.

Grzywinski has been one of the top scorers for the team this season, as well as being voted as a captain in only her junior year. She has made personal goals for herself as her junior season comes to a close.

“After winning the CCC tournament last year both as an individual and as a team, I’m hoping to repeat that this year. I’m going to mainly focus on going out there and having fun and staying relaxed and I know everything should take care of itself from there,” Grzywinski said.

As the season comes to a close, it also means the end of the seniors high school golf careers. Sophomore Bianca Spinetti will miss this years seniors, both as friends and as players on the team.

“I feel like after almost two full seasons of golf I can call all of the graduating seniors friends of mine, and what I’m going to miss most about them is just having them as a familiar face whether that be in the hallway at school or on the golf course,” Spinetti said.