Windermere High girls golf sets high bar in first season -- Observer Preps

In addition to winning the school's first Metro Conference title, the Wolverines won a district title and played well throughout the fall.

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The Windermere High girls golf team may have missed out on advancing to state by a few strokes, but the Wolverines had a historic season for the new school all the same.

First, Windermere’s girls team became the school’s first program to win a Metro Conference championship. They were also the second team to win a district championship — though only because the boys district meet was scheduled a day earlier.

“I’m very proud of them — at the beginning of the season, we didn't know what we would have,” head coach Matt Clinger said. “I think they’re proud of the fact that we did a lot better than most first-year schools do — especially on the girls side of it. Sometimes, it takes a couple years for the girls to work together as a team.”

Clinger believes if his girls had played up to their usual potential, they would be joining their colleagues on the boys team at the state tournament at Mission Inn this weekend, but nonetheless believes the season was a success — and a foundation for even greater heights in 2018.

“None of them graduate this year, so we’re looking forward to next year,” Clinger said. “We can take what we learned (in coming short of state) and use that … to turn it into something even greater.”


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