Faith Academy of Bellville gained enough interest to start a golf team this spring, with four girls on the varsity squad and nine boys on the junior high team.
Last week, the varsity group traveled to La Grange's Frisch Auf Valley Golf Course to take on some tough competition.
Junior Ayden Davoody shot her personal best of 88, which bested her score by 15 strokes from the week before.
Her round was good enough for third place, only a stroke behind the first-place finisher. She had 6 pars and a birdie included in her score.
"Ayden prides herself on making good decisions on the course and it showed in her outcome," said head coach Trey Carter. "She played very well off the tee, and putted better than she ever has in her career on some tough greens."
Junior classmate Maggie Harkey had only practiced one time before this tournament after not playing for three years. Despite the lack of repetitions, she was the best player in her group, by far, according to the coach. Her score ended up being 107, good enough for 11th overall.
"She had a few (expected) tough holes, but she kept smiling and played on," Carter said.
Sophomore Maddie Krueger shot a 119, which bested her score by 11 shots from the week before.
"That is the progress I like to see," Carter added. "I expect them to work even harder in the weeks to come."