Meet the members of first-ever Notre Dame girls golf team to reach the Class 1 state tournament

Monday, October 10, 2016
Sarah Bell
Laura Simon

Sarah Bell, junior, Notre Dame

Number of state tournament appearances: Third

Instagram handle: @Sarahebell

Favorite team tradition: Huddling before every match/tournament and explaining what good we are going to do in the match

Favorite club: 56-degree wedge

Favorite pre-round meal: Panera

Favorite course to play: Branson Creek/Buffalo Ridge

Favorite golfer: Jordan Spieth

My favorite memory from the season is: Playing the alternate-shot playoff at Crown Pointe with Allison Bray

My coach is always on me about: Not making enough birdies

My best round ever was: 4-under-par 68

When I miss a short putt I: Get mad at myself for a few seconds, then forget about it and move on

On the course I'm superstitious about: Having the same number ball and same markings

Golf is: A privilege that I'm not going to take for granted

The thing I'm most looking forward to about the state tournament is: Winning and being the No. 1 team in the state

Allison Bray
Laura Simon

Allison Bray, junior, Notre Dame

Number of state tournament appearances: Third

Favorite team tradition: Going out to eat

Favorite club: 8-iron

Favorite pre-round meal: Panera

Favorite course to play: Dalhousie Golf Club

Favorite golfer: Dustin Johnson

My favorite memory from the season is: Winning an alternate-shot playoff with Sarah Bell

My coach is always on me about: Keeping my head up

My best round ever was: 64

When I miss a short putt I: Make the next one

On the course I'm superstitious about: Legitimately everything

Golf is: My favorite thing to do

The thing I'm most looking forward to about the state tournament is: Hopefully winning

Taryn Overstreet
Laura Simon

Taryn Overstreet, freshman, Notre Dame

Number of state tournament appearances: First

Instagram handle: @Tarynoverstreet

Favorite team tradition: Easting out, praying

Favorite club: Wedge

Favorite pre-round meal: Clif bar and dehydrated fruit/fruit cup

Favorite course to play: Dalhousie Golf Club

Favorite golfer: Michell Wie

My favorite memory from the season is: Staying in the hotel rooms with my fellow golfers

My coach is always on me about: Hitting my putts straight

My best round ever was: A 1-over par for 18 holes at Redfield Golf & Country Club

When I miss a short putt I: Tap my putter on my foot

On the course I'm superstitious about: My jewelry and markings on my ball

Golf is: My life. It's very frustrating.

The thing I'm most looking forward to about the state tournament is: Getting to be able to play one tournament with my golf team

Haley Taylor
Laura Simon

Haley Taylor, junior, Notre Dame

Number of state tournament appearances: First

Instagram handle: @haleytayylor

Favorite team tradition: Going out to eat

Favorite club: 8-iron

Favorite pre-round meal: Panera fruit cup

Favorite course to play: Boone Valley Golf Club

Favorite golfer: Rickie Fowler

My favorite memory from the season is: Breaking the record for best team score at Notre Dame

My coach is always on me about: My speed, I'm always going fast

My best round ever was: an 89 at sectionals

When I miss a short putt I: Make the next one

On the course I'm superstitious about: My ball mark ... I always have to have two dots on it

Golf is: Always interesting

The thing I'm most looking forward to about the state tournament is: The competition

Olivia Williams
Laura Simon

Olivia Williams, junior, Notre Dame

Number of state tournament appearances: First

Instagram handle: @Olivia-55

Favorite team tradition: Eating

Favorite club: 6-iron

Favorite pre-round meal: Panera fruit cup

Favorite course to play: Dalhousie Golf Club

Favorite golfer: Jordan Spieth

My favorite memory from the season is: Whenever I won the half point during match play

My coach is always on me about: Not focusing

My best round ever was: 93 at Crown Pointe Golf Club

When I miss a short putt I: Laugh it off

On the course I'm superstitious about: Wearing what I win in

Golf is: A little bit of everything

The thing I'm most looking forward to about the state tournament is: Winning as a team

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