Hamilton’s Taylor Johnson qualifies for girls golf state championship

Taylor Johnson hits a ball on the 5th hole at Diamond Springs.

  • Taylor Johnson hits a ball on the 5th hole at Diamond Springs.
  • Taylor Johnson takes time to read the green before putting.
  • Taylor Johnson lines up a putt.

Making it to the girls golf state meet was something that hadn’t even crossed Taylor Johnson’s mind, but last week at regionals her score of 100 was good enough to earn the Hawkeye senior a spot at the State Championships.

She is the first time ever that a girls varsity golfer has qualified for state since Coach Kevin Arnold took over the program.

“Taylor is a hard worker, she puts in all the work she can during the season,” Coach Arnold said.

Johnson, who is a co-captain for the Hawkeyes, said that the state championships was a goal that she was striving for all season long.

“It’s an experience that not many people get, and I just want to enjoy it,” she said.

“During the match I had no idea that I was shooting good enough to qualify, it was just so windy, no one was shooting their best score,” Taylor said.

Taylor said her mindset going into the match Saturday will to not be stressed and just continue to do what she has done all year.

The 36 hole match will be held Friday and Saturday at Bedford Valley golf course in Battle Creek.

 

 

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