MAHOMET — Mahomet-Seymour golf earned some postseason accolades. In girls’ golf, freshman Ainsley Winters was named second-team All-Area by the News-Gazette.
M-S girls’ golf coach Troy Gagne was really excited about Winters in the preseason, and his freshman didn’t let him down.
“She’s just solid all the way around,” Gagne said. “She seems to be hitting the ball really nicely. She has a really nice trajectory on her irons. Her short game was pretty solid too. I know that just in some of the research, she shot in the 90s in a couple of tournaments this summer. That’s really solid. That excites me. Now that I’ve had one year to work with them, then after two or three years working with someone, you can turn the 90s into 70s which will be really nice.”
Ainsley was the only Bulldog to advance out of the Class 1A regionals. Winters shot a 96 to advance to sectionals. Even though she fired a respectable 98 at sectionals, she did not advance to state.
Senior Sylvia Byron was honorable mention. Byron was consistently the Bulldogs’ No. 2 golfer this season behind Winters. The senior had a solid finish to her career.
For boys’ golf, junior Jameson Drinkwalter and sophomore Sam Mitchaner were named honorable mention All-Area by the News-Gazette.
Drinkwalter showcased his skills at the Apollo Conference meet. The junior led the way with an 85 and finished just four shots out of All-Conference honors. He tied for 26th overall out of 60 golfers at the Class 2A regionals. He missed qualifying for sectionals by just two shots. Thankfully, he will be back to lead the Bulldogs next season.