The Milford varsity girls golf team enjoyed another successful season under coach Sandy Garrison who is in her 13th season as the head coach of the E-Gals’ links program.
The Red and White registered a 10-4 overall regular-season record. Two of the setbacks were by five strokes or less.
“We’ve been in the middle of the pack pretty much of the season,” said Garrison. “We did win the FAVC (Fort Ancient Valley Conference) Shootout on our home course Deer Track and we won Beast of the East at Deer Track, too.”
Conference Pre-Season Tournament Champions
Winning the FAVC-East Division Tournament, Milford made 360 shots ahead of Kings who shot 369, Harrison 397, Little Miami 399, Loveland 399, Anderson 445, Turpin 451, and Wilmington 581. Glen Este did not have a girls golf team this year.
Beast of the East Tournament
The Beast of the East Tournament includes some of the premier programs just from the east side of Greater Cincinnati. The Red and White defeated Anderson, Cincinnati Country Day, Indian Hill, Loveland, McNicholas, and Turpin.
Garrison commented she was “surprised with their pre-season scores. We usually have trouble getting four good scores.”
One of the factors in the E-Gals’ success, their coach accredits it to her senior trio of Erin Mack, Nikki Colyer, and Randi Burns who Garrison describes as “very good leaders. They’re all shooting within 47 or 48 per nine-hole round.
Taylor Ulery, a junior, with a 45 average per nine-hole round, is said by her coach to have been “solid all year.”
Said the Milford head honcho in explaining another reason for her charges’ success and fine play, “All of the girls have worked very hard during the off season. They are great kids.”
Garrison foresees continued success in future seasons. I have a nice, very young junior varsity team with one sophomore and five freshmen. We’ll be doing some rebuilding of course losing three good seniors, but the future looks good. We’ll have good numbers and good competitiveness in the coming years.”
Conference Tournament (end of the regular season)
In the conference tournament, Milford turned in a very respectable performance. Kings’ Knights won the showdown shooting 356, Milford shot a very close 363, Harrison 386, Loveland 402, Little Miami 406, Turpin 434, Anderson 444, and Wilmington 465.
Mack paced the Clermont countians’ individual 18-hole round with an 82 that placed her runner-up in the tourney second only to Ann Collett of Kings. Ulery was tied for fifth with 88, and Colyer was seventh with 90.
The final overall records of the teams of the FAVC-E were Kings 12-1, Harrison 10-3, Little Miami 15-5, Milford 10-4, Loveland 9-7, Turpin 4-9, Anderson 4-12, Wilmington 2-11, and Northwest 0-10.
All four of the E-Gals regularly in the varsity line-up earned a berth on the conference all-star distaff links team.
First team: Colyer, Mack, and Ulery.
Second team: Burns.
Ulery , fifth, 45.60 for 189 holes; Mack, sixth, 47, for 189 holes; Colyer, ninth, 48.60 for 189 holes; Burns, 11th, 49.20 for 189 holes; Aly Severns 51.10 for 171 holes; Maddie Witte, 52.90 for 99 holes; Megan Creager 53.10 for 108 holes