Rolla golfers Audrey Collier and Hannah Hilker took part in the Class 2 Missouri Golf State Championship on Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 15-16.
It was a rainy two days in Kansas City, which started with a two-hour delay on Monday. Neither of the girls were able to earn All-State medals, but both played well in the two day tournament.
The weather threw off everyone's rhythm on Monday, as the long delay meant that Collier didn't tee off until 12:00 and Hilker didn't hit the links until almost 1:30. Hilker then ran into another delay late in her round on Monday that lasted another 20 minutes.
Despite the conditions, Collier got out to a strong start on Monday, shooting an 88. Her short game got the best of her on the second day, as she shot a 97 to finish the tournament in 54th with a time score of 185.
Hilker got out to a good start on Monday, but the second weather delay threw off her game. Hilker was on pace to shoot a 90 for the day before the delay, but finished with a triple bogey and two quadruple bogies to shoot a 101. Much like Collier, her short game was not as strong on day two and she shot a 107 to finish the tournament in 84th place and a final score of 208.
"Audrey and Hannah worked hard all season to get to the State Tournament and didn’t let up going into it either," said head coach Zack Nixon. "Both girls gave it everything they had, kept their heads in it, and ground their way through both rounds."