The Dodge City High School Red Demons girls golf team earned itself one more home tournament Monday, recording a third-place finish at the regional tournament in Wichita, Kansas.
Their success means the team has qualified for the state tournament, which will be held at Mariah Hills golf course in Dodge City, Kansas next Monday. That event is scheduled to start at 8:30 a.m.
Red Demons head coach Jim Mapel said it was a good day for the team.
“(Qualifying for State) was a good accomplishment,” Mapel said. “The girls were really excited.”
Dodge City senior Chesney Moore continued to lead the team, scoring a 100 which earned her a 9th place medal. Junior Breanna Galindo shot a 102, as did senior Nicole Hall. Both were personal best scores.
Sophomore Ella Friess, junior Olivia Gregg and senior Madelyn Wright also contributed to the team's success, with both Friess and Gregg shooting 107's and Wright scoring a 124.
Playing at home will bring challenges, as Mapel said the course isn’t easy, but hosting State will also have advantages for the Red Demons.
“If you’re on your home course, you’re just more comfortable,” Mapel said. “You know how it works, there’s no surprises.”
Then there’s the atmosphere of the event, which Mapel said you kind of just have to be there for.
“It’s a whole different atmosphere,” Mapel said. “It’s pretty special. It’s just something I guess you’d say you just have to experience.”