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Columbia girls golfers enter season optimistic

By on August 22, 2012 at 8:42 pm

By MARK HODAPP – Sports Editor 

The Columbia High School girls golf team is hoping to qualify for their first state tournament this fall.

“We are hoping for big things,” Eagles coach Eric Turner said.

“If everybody stays on track and stays healthy, we could be in for a really good year.”

Last fall,  Columbia senior Megan Biscan and junior Allie Leingang qualified for state as individuals.

This fall, Biscan and Leingang are back and expected to lead a talented team.

In fact, Turner says this might be the most talented bunch he has ever coached at CHS.

Last fall, Biscan and Leingang also finished in a three-way tie for  first at the Cahokia Conference Championship Tournament.

This fall they will be joined by senior Taylor Maglasang, and sophomores Ashley Souchek, Chrissy Bolen and Emily Stephens.

Last year, Leingang carded a 38 at her first state tourney.

Biscan missed qualifying for the finals by just one stroke.

Turner said Columbia could compete this season with Freeburg, who has won 20 consecutive conference titles.

“We got the ability to play with them this season,” he said.

Teryn Schaefer

Teryn was born and raised in Waterloo, growing up watching local sports and Mon-Clair baseball. She is a graduate of the University of Missouri Journalism School and loves cheering on her Tigers any chance she gets.