TOPEKA (KSNT) – The Washburn Rural girls golf team has been a consistent powerhouse in the Centennial League for years. The Lady Blues won the Class 6A State Championship in 2013 and 2014, and finished state runners-up last season to Shawnee Mission East.
This year’s team returns several key players who will try to help Washburn Rural climb back to the top.
“The focus so far this year for us has been consistency,” said Washburn Rural golf coach Jared Goehring. “With the season being so early right now, hopefully the ladies have used the summer to prepare, and we’re going to rely on that. We hope as the season progresses that we can become more consistent. In high school golf, especially in the fall, the more consistent team year in and year out is going to find itself up there at the top come postseason time.”
“A lot of us put quite a bit of work in this summer,” said Washburn Rural junior golfer Abby Glynn. “I think that it’s definitely a big advantage for us.”
“There’s a lot of consistency,” said Washburn Rural junior golfer Megan Lucas. “We just have to keep doing our job. Everyone has a different role on the team. The top players are going to take it as low as they can, and it’s just filling in the spots after that.”
“We’re just a really fun group of girls to be around,” said Washburn Rural senior golfer Chessa McCalla. “Everybody is pushing each other and we’re always looking forward to playing each other after school and just coming out and having a good time while we’re making each other better.”
Washburn Rural won its first tournament of the season on Thursday afternoon at Lake Shawnee. Glynn and Lucas tied for the low individual score (79). Glynn won in a playoff.