Holy Trinity girls golf shooting for second district title


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The Holy Trinity girls golf team won its first district championship in 2013. Could this be the year the Tigers break through and win it again?

VIERA VOICE Carl Kotala

There is no question what Grace Dance likes about being part of the Holy Trinity girls golf team.

“We’re a great group of girls and we have really good team chemistry,” the senior said. “We all get along really well on the course.”

The Tigers have been playing pretty well this season, too.

And with that in mind, Holy Trinity is hoping to challenge for the district championship, which would be their first since 2013 and the second in program history.

In order to do that, coach Chuck Goldfarb said the team will have continue to lower its scores throughout the season until it can shoot in the 170s as a team over nine holes.

Dance said she has already noticed improvement in one key area of the game amongst her teammates.

“I think we’re better mentally,” she said. “I think we stay mentally in the game more than we did last year. Our scores have improved.”

Dance is one of two seniors who will be leading the Tigers this season, while the rest of the lineup features mostly sophomores.

Senior Soy Choi is the team’s No. 1 player, followed by Dance and sophomore Emma Baumgartner. Ellen Choi and fellow sophomore Avery Kenney occupy the No. 4 and 5 spots while the No. 6 spot features either sophomore Nicki Katz or freshman Emily Rotgers.

“MCC is always good, and we’re playing on their course, but we should be competitive,” Goldfarb said of his team’s district title chances.

Dance, who has been working to improve her short game this season, would like nothing better than to see the Tigers not only win the district title, but also find a way to get out of the region and get to the state tournament.

“That would be a nice way to end my senior season,” Dance said. “This is a great group of girls. I’m going to miss them when I graduate.”