Golf is traditionally an individual sport, but for the Chieftains this year it's all about the team.
placed second in the Macomb Area Conference Red Division and has won two of their four tournaments this year. Early in the season, they took first in the Lapeer Tournament, shooting a team low score of 335 and on Sept. 12 they won the Macomb County Golf Tournament for the third consecutive year.
The team also grabbed fifth-place finishes at the Indianwood and Forest Lake tournaments.
"The girls have been playing great this year and working hard as a team," Utica coach Anthony Adamo said. "They've been picking each other up this season. It's been great to see they are working together as a team and we've focused on not who has the lowest score of the day, but how the team does as a whole. Doing this has allowed us to be able to compete with some of the best teams in the state."
Angela Hagen - The senior and four-year golfer holds the fourth spot for the Chieftains with her steady, even-keeled composure and leadership.
Taylor Clark - The junior is a two-time state qualifier and is the team's most consistent golfer. She shot a 73 and took first at the Lapeer West Tournament and a 78 at Indianwood. She finished as runner-up in the county tournament.
Julia Montgomery - The junior shot par against Port Huron Northern to help carry the team to victory. She's placed solidly in the top five in every tournament, including runner-up in the county tournament.
Killian Casson - The freshman shot 77 and was named medalist at the Macomb County tournament at Cherry Creek, as well as 79 in two tournaments.
"She's the best freshman in the county by far," said Adamo. "Killian has been working hard and fits great into our team."
The team now has their sights set on regionals and states.
"Our goal is to go to the state meet as a team this year," said Adamo. "It's important that all the girls do their part and they know that."