(Above, The girls golf team recognized its seniors Thursday. From left to right, coach Nicole Kulasa, Sarah Widman, Chelsea Aberg, Grace Britt, Madison Hunt, Shelby Level, Mekhia Williams and coach Nick Mayle.)
FREMONT – The season isn’t over yet, so Senior Night was not quite ‘Good-bye,’ but the Fremont Ross golf teams can see the end coming closer.
Wednesday the golf programs recognized their seniors and made sure they got at least one last competitive round at the Fremont County Club.
The Lady Giants went out in style, defeating Genoa 208-242 with a lineup filled with its six seniors.
“I was really happy with the scores that the seniors put up,” coach Nicole Kulasa said. “Throughout this season, and the past, the girls have put in a ton of time working to improve their game and it showed tonight. They were all very happy with how they played, and it showed during the match. They were making great shots and putts.”
Shelby Level led the Lady Giants with a 43 while Mekhia Williams shot a 47. Sarah Widman and Grace Britt rounded out the scoring with 58 and 60, respectively. Madison Hunt shot 62 and Chelsea Aberg shot 77.
Kulasa wanted her seniors to reward themselves for their hard work by having fun on the course, and they did.
“Today was a more relaxed match because I wanted the girls to really enjoy their Senior Night,” she said. “(Wednesday) was an intense match with all the delays so it was a nice way to finish the week. The girls also took a win, so it was a nice way to wrap up our regular season play and get ready for TRAC championships and sectionals. We still have work ahead of us before our match on Monday and some time to prepare for sectionals.”
The ladies return to the course Monday against Bellevue at Sleepy Hallow.
As for the boys team, its only seniors, Tanner Esker and Braden Ward, shot 53 and 57, respectively, as the Little Giants fell to Lakota, 176-201.
“This is Tanner’s first year and he has improved dramatically,” said boys coach Jim Scharer. “He’s done a really good job of grasping what we want him to do and trying and, in golf, sometimes that’s the hardest thing because a lot of things in golf aren’t very comfortable.
“Brayden, there is not a finer kid on the planet than Brayden,” Scharer said of Ward. “He’s a great student. He had a very good year last year, in his first year playing golf. Then he tore his ACL, I think in think in the early spring. Because of that, he could not play golf all summer, and that really put him behind the 8-ball. I’m not so sure he feels completely confident with his knee at this point, but he’s still played some good rounds.”
Also scoring for Ross Thursday, Brody Abdoo scored the Little Giants’ low round with 46, followed by Mason Durnwald’s 50 and Easton Silva added 52.
“Right now, it’s hard for me to find the right combination because I have so many options, but none of the options are real consistent because they’re young. So that makes it hard.
“When I have a team like this, my first goal is to get as many kids experience as I possibly can. I kind of set the schedule of who is going to play at the beginning of the week. This week we had three matches and we had a JV match, so that gave me four opportunities to play kids and I made sure every single one of the kids played twice.”
The Little Giants tee off in the TRAC championship at 1 p.m. Monday at Stone Ridge.