Detroit Lakes Girls Win Third Straight Golf Championship
Cali Harrier: It's just been an amazing run for this team 5 years leading up to this. Natalie Roth: "It hasn't quite sunk in yet. I think within the next couple of days, we think about it and how proud we are, it will hit us. Trisa Hutchinson: "No words can describe how good I feel right now and proud I am to be a Laker."
The Lakers broke a record on Tuesday by having their top four golfers shoot a combined 293. They entered today in the lead by 33 strokes, but the work didn't stop there.
Hutchinson: "It's a big tribute to our coach. She teaches us to stay humble at all times. Every day is a new day, you play it one shot at a time one hole at a time. You play the course, you don't play your competition."
Sophomore Kate Smith takes home a third straight individual championship by finishing with a two day total of one under par, tying with Maggie Heggerston of Pequot Lakes. Smith says finishing at the top yet again is something that takes a lot of weight off her shoulders.
Smith: "It's a huge relief. I think I put a lot of pressure on myself to keep the streak going. I have people behind me in school or wherever behind me saying three peat. It's harder than it sounds guys but it's just tops it all off. The first year I did it i was all a blur. I was 13 so I don't think knew what was happening so I think I have more of a grasp on it this time."
The group of four seniors on this team could go down as the best class ever after finishing with three straight titles and DL is just two away from tying Minnewaska's record of 5 consecutive championships.