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'Really wonderful': Zoe Brock leads Richmond women golf to fifth consecutive sectional title – Palladium-Merchandise


The Richmond girls golf team poses after winning its fifth straight sectional title Sept. 19, 2022.

RICHMOND, Ind. — All proper, Purple Devils, you simply gained your fifth straight sectional championship. What are you going to do subsequent?

How about J’s Dairy Inn for some rooster tenders?

Sure, Richmond women’ golf gained its fifth consecutive sectional title Monday, 9 strokes forward of Northeastern in second place. And sure, they celebrated on the family-owned restaurant only a three-minute drive from the Liberty Nation Membership. However hey, once you accomplish what the Purple Devils simply did, your “dinner of champions” might be no matter you need it to be.

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“We’ve been sectional champions every year I’ve been in class, and seeing my scores progress and get decrease and decrease simply means a lot to me as a result of I’ve labored so laborious to be a sectional champion,” senior Zoe Brock stated. “The truth that I get to say that’s really wonderful as a result of not lots of people get to.”

Brock, as she’s carried out all season, led her crew to the victory, capturing an 85 to complete third total. Junior Isabella Roll was proper behind her with an 87. These two made their third straight All-North Central Convention Crew the week prior. Following them have been Lauren Freeman with a 96, Priya Hodges with a 111 and Mariana Rivas with a 138.

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Brock has been doing a little reflecting this season and stated it’s “loopy” to see how low her scores have gotten in comparison with the place she began as a freshman.

“Freshman yr, I used to be not that good of a golfer, to be sincere,” Brock stated. “I hate taking a look at previous scores as a result of I’m like ‘Oh, my God.’ There are some triple-digit ones, which is tough to consider now.”

Richmond senior golfer Zoe Brock holds up the sectional trophy after the Red Devils won their fifth straight championship Sept. 19, 2022.

She’s additionally been reflecting on how far she’s come as a pacesetter. As Richmond’s lone senior this yr, Brock was mechanically checked out because the crew captain. This was a tricky function to tackle after shedding a state-qualifying golfer from the yr earlier than and welcoming two newbies, however they exceeded expectations, and Brock grew to become a four-time sectional champion.

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She credited former teammates Ashlyn Spurrier and Esther Etherington, whom she regarded as much as, for exhibiting her “what a golf chief appears to be like like.”

Simply two days after profitable sectionals, the Purple Satan golfers discovered themselves driving in Richmond’s homecoming parade, in golf carts, after all. Brock had just a little little bit of a fancier experience as a member of the homecoming courtroom, however she nonetheless wore her Richmond golf polo with satisfaction.

Richmond senior Zoe Brock waves to the crowd as a member of the homecoming court during Richmond's homecoming parade Sept. 21, 2022.

“Not solely am I on the courtroom, however I’m additionally representing our golf program,” Brock stated. “One thing so simple as carrying a uniform — you’re representing Richmond, and it’s one thing that I take as an honor.”

The Purple Devils will compete at regionals Saturday, Sept. 24, at 519 Golf Membership in Anderson, Indiana.

Zach Piatt studies on sports activities and training for The Palladium-Merchandise. Contact him at [email protected] or on Twitter @zachpiatt13.



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