The Grand County High School girls golf team finished its 2013 season last week at the state competition on May 14 in Salt Lake City with a sixth-place finish.
Senior Jessica Pyatt was Grand’s top scorer, placing third in the state with a score of 82, just four strokes behind the state champion, Carly Jorgenson of Richfield.
Sophomore Brook Schultz was Grand’s next highest finisher. She placed 25th with a score of 110, followed by junior Zoe Wuthrich in 36th place with a score of 122. Sophomores Molly Hines and Cora Johnston rounded out Grand’s competitors, placing 40th and 41st, respectively. Both Hines and Johnston finished the competition with scores of 132.
“The team took sixth at state,” said head coach Penelope Butterfield, “and Jessica took third in the state, so she made the All-State team again. And, I mean it’s really the same story: everybody played well.”
Butterfield added that she is particularly proud of how well the team did, especially with so many young players. This year’s girls team has only had one senior.
“It’s a really young team,” said Butterfield. “And you know, two of the girls have never even golfed before. Everybody really played well and we’re excited about next year. And the girls are really excited for next year too. They’ve been having a lot of fun, and [assistant coach] Rob Jones and I are really excited too.”
Butterfield said the team would like to extend a note of thanks to assistant coach Rob Jones, who, in addition to helping coach the girls, supplied uniforms, clubs, golf balls, and more to assist the team during their season.
“We’re really so grateful for all of his help,” said Butterfield.
Butterfield added that she was very happy with her team and the season.
“This was really a great way to finish out our year,” she said