Amanda LeBlanc ‘21: Swinging through her senior year, Sarah Himmelsbaugh ‘21 wraps up the golf season with a trip to the state finals. As the Romeo Girls Golf team captain and overall lowest scorer for the season, Himmelsbaugh made her way to the top and competed against other schools from around the state to show off her skills. Averaging 41 points per match, she earned match medalist at almost every competition.
In order to play at her best potential, Himmelsbaugh competed at numerous summer tournaments and received more playing exposure. At these tournaments, she shot in the 70s multiple times and even won 1st place at numerous Blue Water JGT tournaments. All of this experience and the countless hours of practice helped Himmelsbaugh lead her team to the title of MAC White Champs and earning herself MVP of the MAC White division.
“My biggest accomplishments this year were winning MVP of the division, our team being division champs, and making it to states for the second year in a row,” Himmelsbaugh said.
Playing through regionals and selected as one of the few players to compete at states, Himmelsbaugh competed at the State Finals for the second year in a row. With finals held at Michigan State University, players face the physical demand of the tough course as well as getting past the challenging mentality. Shooting a 98, Himmelsbaugh felt unimpressed by her score, but continued to keep a positive attitude.
“It was not my best score and I definitely had a rough performance day, but it was a great experience and I’m just thankful that I got to be there,” Himmelsbaugh said.
Still undecided about whether or not she wants to continue golfing competitively in college, Himmelsbaugh ended her season with a performance that many players never get to experience. Moving on, her teammates and family wish her the best of luck in whatever route she decides to go.