Girls varsity golf starts season off strong

Player scores hole-in-one, team forms goals for season


Chloe Blauw ’22 prepares for shot during a match at Sugar Creek against York on Sept. 25 (photo courtesy of Maeve McDougal).

Molly Burke, Reporter

The LT girl’s varsity golf season started off strong with Chloe Blauw ‘22 hitting a hole-in-one at her third match of the season.  

On Aug. 28, Blauw hit her hole-in-one against York High School at Sugar Creek Golf Course at hole number five of 105 yards, varsity head coach Jeff Johnson said.

I was so hot and was just ready for the match to be done,” Blauw said. “Then, I watched the ball slowly roll into the hole. I screamed and was so excited; I started running around the course.”

Teammate Leslie Mendoza ‘22 was in the group behind Chloe, and heard screaming as soon as the ball went in, Mendoza said. Everyone realized that Blauw had scored a hole in one. 

“Many golfers play their whole life and never get a hole-in-one,” Johnson said. “It is very special for Chloe and the team.”

Last year, although girl’s golf was fortunate enough to be able to have a season, they were unable to have a normal season due to COVID-19. The team did not have the same number of matches they do in a normal season and weren’t able compete in their conference tournament. 

“We are planning on having a lot of team bonding activities, including bringing back big 

sister and little sister as a way for us to bond with [junior varsity] players better,” Blauw said. “We were also not able to have indoor pasta parties, but we have planned outdoor gatherings so we can still have that closeness of a team.”

Since golf is an outdoor sport, the team does not need to wear masks outside, but do when they are inside the clubhouse or on the bus going to matches, Mendoza said.

Their season began on Aug. 9 and the team is happy to be back. They are working hard to stay a competitive and strong team, Johnson said. 

“We need to continue to improve in all aspects of our game,” Johnson said. “If I had to pick one area specifically, I would say get our putting down to two or less per hole.” 

The team has already seen lots of great successes and wants to continue to see more wins in their upcoming matches, Mendoza said. The team came really close to beating Hinsdale Central, one of LT’s biggest rivals.

“We need to keep our scores consistent to beat [Hinsdale Central],” Mendoza said. “It would be a huge win for our team if we were able to do so.”