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Reflections on successful golf season

Senior Haley Myers is a standout on the golf team. She averaged an 82 which was the fifth best on the team.


This season the UW-Whitewater Women’s Golf team were able to capture their seventh straight WIAC championship. They have had standout golfers all season including senior Haley Myers. Myers participated in the individual competition tying for eighth place shooting 245. For the fall season she averaged an 82 which was the fifth best on the team. 


Q: What goals did you guys have this season as a team? Were you guys able to achieve some of those goals?

A: So our main goal for the team this year was just to win the conference and we did achieve that this year. So this is our seventh straight year winning conference, which is just a big deal for us. And last year we ended up tying and having to go into a playoff. So it was nicer because we won by a bigger difference. 


Q: What were some goals you had for yourself as an individual?

A: So one of my individual goals would be to set a new personal record, which I did at a conference. Also to just strive and get better and honestly just play as best as I could.


Q: What were some of the biggest challenges you guys faced as a team?

A: One of our biggest challenges was, we have a younger team. We graduated six girls last year. So just having someone step into that number five role, we had me and 23 other girls rotating the number five spots. So, I think that was probably one of our biggest challenges, just trying to figure out who is best for the number five spot to play for the conference championships.


Q: What were some of the team’s best performances this season?

A: Some of our best performances were at century world and we ended up winning there by one stroke. So we all ended up playing really well there. And then I would say the conference wasn’t one  of our best performances, but it was enough to get us on top and we ended up winning the conference.


Q: What were some of your best individual performances?

A: When we played in Iowa I shot a 76. And then when we played at Century World, I shot a 279. Anything in the seventy’s is really nice for me. And then at the conference I shot my personal record of 73.


Q: How did you first get into golf?

A: In high school I used to play volleyball, and when my brother was being recruited to play golf in college his golf coach asked me if I played golf because he was looking to recruit for the girls team as well. And I told him that I played volleyball and then he honestly convinced me to switch to play golf and take it more seriously because there’s more college opportunities to play golf.


Q: What has been your favorite memory of playing golf?  

A: My favorite memory would probably be spring break last year. We ended up taking the whole team and went to Northern Ireland, and we played a bunch of courses there and just spent a week with the whole team and our families and honestly it’s a memory I will never forget.


Q: Why did you choose to golf at Whitewater?

A: It’s very far from my hometown. I’m originally from Somerset Wisconsin. So I just liked how far away it was and how I could meet new people and just put myself out there. And honestly, the team is what made me come here. They’re amazing. And they’re also friendly and then our coach, she just has been an amazing person and coach.


Q: Do you have any pregame superstitions?

A: I have some superstitions, I always listen to Africa before it’s always been something since high school that I’ve always done. Or my dad ever since high school he’d always text me before we go on and just say something like “dont suck” to make me laugh before we would play to get my spirits high. 


It was definitely a fantastic season for both Myers and the Warhawks. Their fall season may be over but you will be able to catch them in the spring for the start of the spring season where they will be competing in the NCAA Division III Championships after qualifying by winning the WIAC championship.

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Brian Gale
Brian Gale, Women's Sports Journalist

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