Red Mountain Girl’s Golf Prepare for State

After a golf match, the Red Mountain girl's golf team pose for a group photo at the Las Sendas golf club on Sep 14.
Practicing for a golf match, senior Grace Balkan tries out new styles of driving on Sept. 21, 2013. Photo by Ms. Saquella.

The girl’s golf team started off their season strong, beating Highland High School by 64 strokes on Aug. 22. In their match against 20 other teams at the Aguila Invitational on Sept. 1, the team placed fourth, only two strokes away from third. The team has already performed beyond expectations and are on their way to winning State.

The girls have spent countless hours practicing on the golf course in order to prepare themselves for the season and going to state.

“For matches and practice, we usually stay out until 6:30 p.m.,” junior Kendall McBean said. “As a reward for our effort, we have shorter practice on Fridays.”

Under the coaches’ guidance, the team placed 10th in state for the 2015-2016 season. They hope to improve and achieve third in state this year.

“We [Coach Balkan, Coach Angus and Coach Smith], are always mindful as to where the girl’s strengths and weaknesses are,” Coach Smith said. “We try to reinforce and make sure they are learning their own game, so they can make the most of themselves.”

As the golf season wraps up, the girls look forward to dominating the playing field in Arizona. The team has shown the strength of Red Mountain Athletics, putting all efforts forward to make their way towards representing at State. For more information about the girl’s golf team, visit or see Coach Smith in Room 614P.

Putting the ball, Girl’s Golf member carefully lines up her putt on Sept. 21, 2013. Photo by Ms. Saquella.

(Featured photo courtesy of Mr. Smith)