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Jefferson girls golf finding success in inaugural season

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JEFFERSON (WKOW) -- Girls golf has been a WIAA sanctioned sport since 1972, though this is the first at Jefferson High School. Jeff Schmidt, who has been the boys golf coach for 14 years, got the Jefferson School Board to approval to start a girls team in the summer of 2014. Later eight girls decided to form the team. One junior and seven underclassmen make up the Eagles golf team, none with much experience.

"My expectations were super low," Schmidt said.

"I just figured we'd be in sixth, seventh place at most of our meets, dead last."

Though amazingly that hasn't been the case for Jefferson. The Eagles finished third at the Rock Valley mini-meet in Edgerton and third at a meet in Beloit Turner.

"Not a lot of us had experience so I expected maybe we could improve a little, maybe we could get better as a team, but not doing this well," Jefferson freshman Alexa Owen said.

 A big part in Jefferson's success is their attitude. There have been plenty of frustrations being new to the game of golf, but they don't take the game too seriously.

"It's really fun with the other girls and we just kind of come together. We we come together we always have fun."

 Without any senior on the team, these Jefferson girls should be having fun on the course for years to come.

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