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Newberry gives program a veteran

Jacquelyn Newberry has played on the girls golf program at Seneca for as long as the program has existed.

Newberry started golfing for Seneca in 2011, when Seneca formed its own girls team. Newberry played for the Lady Irish again in 2012, when they finished 2-11 overall and 1-8 in the Interstate Eight Conference.

The program now, Newberry says, is much different than it was during that first season.

“It has grown in many ways,” Newberry said.

“The first year, we had four girls, and we didn’t quite know what to expect. We went to meets and were overly competitive. That year we mostly focused on getting our scores down, because we hadn’t previously played.”

Not only do the 2013 Lady Irish have a third-year starter in Newberry, they also have three sophomores, Natalie Hamilton, Heather Vroman and Hannah Cisco, who were on the team last season. All are sophomores. Another sophomore, Samantha DeGraaf, is also on the team.

“The girls are looking to build on the two wins from a season ago,” Seneca head coach Bryan Erickson said. “Coach (Todd) Yegge and I believe that the girls team will be more competitive this year, with three of the sophomores having a year of experience under their belt.”

3 of sophomores year under belt little bit of experience long way other sophomore transfer definiely experience nice swing counting scores talking to her played for a couple years definitely some

think todd and i have talked be a lot more compeititve won 2 last year their average by a bunch 30 40 strokes real high hopes

this be 3rd year started golf was on first official


now more competitive esp this year 4 returning girls have a new sohpomore

first joining average upper 60s down low 50s hope to be upper 40s

try to help them out teaching them rules of playing golf in matches and stuff younger group of girls more understanding of rules very good time focus on fun aside from competitive part

with team like us to have a few more wins under belt last year as mr e said little more competitive definitely hoping few more wins like to get scores in 40s  

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