Lady Tigers head to Weatherford

TYE CHANDLER sports@theglenrosereporter.com
Madison Wooten shoots 107, joining Makenna McQuesten (95) in leading Lady Tiger golf in Weatherford.

With district in the not-so-distant future, March 16 was a big day as Lady Tiger golf fielded a full team for the first time this season.

Glen Rose was in Weatherford at Canyon West Golf Course, which is the first site of the district tourney.

"The course was in pretty good shape, and it was challenging," said coach Erik Hartman. "So, to get experience away from their home course was a great opportunity. The girls had to really be careful with their shots with a lot of sand traps and water hazards. Overall, I think they did a pretty good job of controlling the ball like they needed to."

Glen Rose shot 435 to finish seventh among nine teams.

"We placed better than Peaster, and Brock only had one girl there despite being the host, so we have an opportunity to do well in district," Hartman said.

Top golfers for Glen Rose were Makenna McQuesten (95), Madison Wooten (107) and Madison McKinney (112). McQuesten and McKinney are freshmen.

"As a freshman, you can be nervous to come in and play, but I thought Makenna and (McKinney) did a good job," Hartman said. "They have the potential to improve and do much better for a team that isn't graduating anyone. The improvement of those freshmen, and Jordan (Nabors), week-to-week is important.

"I can tell (Wooten) likes the game by her focus, and she has a pretty swing. With her experience, I think we'll see her break 100 before long."

Other team members were Claire Boswell (121) and Ashley Daniels (125). Jordan Nabors (128) competed as a medalist.

"Ashley mentioned to me that she got a little tired walking up and down the hills, and she thinks she can work on her conditioning and play better for district," Hartman said. "That's the right approach."

The team may still get a boost from Hailey Allen, a 2014 all-district golfer.

"I believe Hailey still plans on playing this season, which will help because she can be a consistent performer with this group," the coach said.

The Lady Tigers will return to action March 23 in their Glen Rose Tournament.

"Playing on their home course again will help," Hartman said.