Monomoy Girls Golf Finishes Fourth In South Sectionals

By: Kat Szmit

Topics: School Sports , Sports , Golf

 Monomoy's Madison Leonard lines up a putt during the South Sectionals on May 30. Leonard earned herself a trip to the state tourney with her score of 90. Caitlin Daley Photo

EAST BRIDGEWATER – The Monomoy girls golf team finished their 2017 season with an overall record of 9-5 and came in fourth place at the South Sectionals last week, with team member Maddie Leonard qualifying to play in the state finals next Wednesday.

Leonard shot a 90, which allows her to take part in the state tournament taking place at the Heritage Country Club in Charlton.

“Maddie is an incredibly gifted athlete who can absolutely crush the ball off the tee,” said head coach John Anderson. “She has improved this year on her short game to become a complete golfer.”

Anderson said Leonard has dedicated herself to honing her skills, and that work is paying off.

“Maddie has put in the countless hours that are necessary to go from a great ball striker to a low scorer,” Anderson said. “We are all so proud of her competing in the finals, and it is just icing on the cake for her junior year.”

Team captain and recent Monomoy graduate Annie Howard shot a 99 overall in the tournament, while Caroline Howard shot 102, Erin Smeltzer, also a recent graduate, 104, Jane Howard 119, and Delaney Agnes 138.

“Although we graduate our two captains in Annie Howard and Erin Smeltzer, who have been fantastic for us this year, we return 15 players for next year,” said Anderson. “We have the largest team on the Cape and have six of eight varsity members coming back, so the future is incredibly bright!”