BROOMFIELD — The 2014 version of the Broomfield girls golf team was a work in progress from the get-go.
Coach John Ferraro’s team had won three of their past four regional titles and winning a fourth without Taylor Dorans seemed like a daunting and rebuilding task.
But much like the courses and the weather of the spring sports season, the Eagles and their games have started to come around.
“There is no question about that. We played at Eagle the other day and had five girls in the 80s,” Ferraro said. “We don’t have anybody that is going to go low, but we have been pretty consistent across the board with our five players.
“They have just been getting better every week, working hard in practice and it has been a fun season to watch these kids grow. It has been one of my favorite season just because I’ve been able to watch the improvement.”
Broomfield will take four players — Carson Platnick, Maddie Kern, Skylar George and Hope Kim — to the Class 4A Northern Regional tournament on Wednesday in Loveland at the Olde Course. Since teams can only take four players and by virtue of league stroke average, Brenna Fankell just missed out on earning a spot on the regional team.
The Eagles finished second in the Northern league behind Estes Park, but in a quirky numbers game did post the lowest stroke average as a team.
Platnick earned Player of the Year honors in the league and the sophomore is fired up about her team’s chances this week at regionals.
“We are very confident as a team right now and I think we are in a very good place right now,” said Platnick, a senior. “I really like that course and there is not too much trouble you can get into.”
There are some good vibes for the team as they head to Loveland. Just two week ago the Eagles won a Northern League match at the Olde Course and did so in commanding fashion.
“They seem to like it there, we went up there and had a practice round and even though the wind was blowing real hard they played well,” Ferraro said. “They tend to like that course.”
The Eagles will be vying for one of the two coveted team spots out of the regional which would allow for the entire team to advance to move onto the May 19-20 state tournament at the Country Club of Colorado Springs.
“It’s kind of hard when the weather is rough at the beginning of the season, but I feel like not just me, but our whole team is playing well,” Platnick said.
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