Promising season ends on a disappointing note
By Dan Karpiel
In the world of sports, the difference between winning and losing can often be measured in inches. This is especially true in the game of golf. For Berthoud High junior golfer Brandi Peter, a putt on a sudden-death playoff hole missed the cup by a few inches and cost Peter her third trip to the state tournament.
After posting a score of 95, Peter found herself tied with Thompson Valley’s Regan Musilek and Haley Patterson of Yuma High School. Musilek and Patterson took six strokes to finish the playoff hole while Peter shot a seven and was eliminated from contention. Peter declined comment upon completion of the playoff hole.
Speaking of Peter’s round, Berthoud Golf Coach Mike King said, “I think it was on 14 that she took either a 9 or a 10 and that was her only bad score…if she had just minimized the damage there we’d be in a better position, but that’s golf.”
Peter’s 95 was Berthoud’s low score on the day. Senior Jesa Emerson shot a 102, Amber Newby a 115 and Hannah Haggis turned in a round of 127. The Spartan’s team score of 302 was good enough for a tie for seventh place in the 12-team tournament.