The Lady Swedes hit the links on Aug. 23 against Hershey at Wild Horse Golf Club.

Coach Tara Foster said that the format of the originally-scheduled dual was changed at tee time for a very good reason.

“The dual allowed for the girls to get some of their nerves out and to get their minds focused on what needed to be critiqued before competing in a bigger tournament," she said.

The last-minute change allowed for all the players on each team to play on a competitive course and gain valuable experience before heading into meets that had additional pressure.

“The scramble format allowed for some fun, but also required strategy between the girls from one shot to the next," Foster said. "Overall, our goal was to get everyone out on the course to get them experience and playing time."

Foster continued to say that it should allow the team to shake the nerves off as they get into season competition.

"As we head into the KCHS tournament we are focusing on our course management and routines before every shot," she said. "The girls have been working hard to visualize their next shot as they approach their ball and attacking the green."

The Swede girls’ golf team travels to Kearney on Aug. 26 to take on the Kearney Catholic Invitational at Meadowlark Hills Golf Course.

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