Q&A with Coach Kathy Kiger
By Erik Buchinger
The area high school sports season will begin with Hortonville girls’ golf, which will compete in its first invite on Friday, Aug. 11 at Crystal Springs Golf Course in Seymour.
Hortonville’s head coach Kathy Kiger answered seven questions after the team’s first practice to preview the season.
Years coaching the team: 30.
Returning varsity golfers: Bree Downie (12), Maddie Quinn (12), Ava Downie (10), Leanna Frisbie (12), Anna Schmidt (12), Maddie Curtin (12) and Tyger Holz (11).
How is the team looking after the first practice? The girls looked ready to play some serious golf after the first practice and will be led by seniors Bree Downie and Maddie Quinn.
What are some of the team goals for the season? The team won regionals last year, so that is on their bucket list to repeat this year.
Biggest match/invite on the schedule: Every match is important, and the team tries to go into each match with an open mind. Since there are no subs in golf, the girls know that they have to be prepared mentally as well as physically each day, whether they are practicing or competing.
What would make this year a successful season? This season will be successful if every girl enjoys the season and has a positive experience with her peers, on and off the course. The team plays in a tough conference, but they should be able to hold their own.
Why should fans come out to watch Hortonville girls’ golf? It is truly amazing to watch the talent and stamina of these young ladies play the game of golf. That in itself is worth a trip to the golf course.