Sultana Pohlmann stood on the green of Hidden Creek Golf Course last Tuesday afternoon and sunk the final putt of her round in the District 1-3A tournament.
She embraced one of the golfers from Niceville afterward, and while she didn’t know it at the time, she later learned her final score of 93 was enough to earn a trip to the regional tourney.
Teammate Juliana Salinas, a sophomore, also earned a regional tourney spot after shooting a 116.
“It was a good day,” Pohlmann said. “I had a lot of fun out there. It was a good way to end my last district tournament.”
Pohlmann was Navarre’s lone senior this season and admits it took a little time this year to adapt to being the oldest player on the team.
But as time wore on, the bond she shared with her teammates grew stronger and she embraced her role as a leader.
It’s something of which Raiders head coach Tish Boozer took notice.
“I’m so impressed with her taking on a mentor and leader role,” Boozer said. “She’s been awesome helping the other girls out and has done some teaching, too. Her knowledge of the game has come a long way.”
Pohlmann has come a long way on the course as well.
“My swing has gotten a lot better,” Pohlmann said. “My short game is okay. It could be better, but overall, I’ve improved.”
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