Putting to victory

NPHS freshman makes varsity golf

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Putting to victory

Karsen Morrison looks at the landscape of the green to plan her put.

Karsen Morrison looks at the landscape of the green to plan her put.

Paige Anthony

Karsen Morrison looks at the landscape of the green to plan her put.

Paige Anthony

Paige Anthony

Karsen Morrison looks at the landscape of the green to plan her put.

Emmalynn Berry, Staff Writer

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Playing her way to the top, freshman Karsen Morrison has proven that she can golf with the best competition.

Girl’s Golf was the runner-up at state with Morrison tying for 6th. Their final team score was 322 for their win at districts, Morrison golfed a 74. The lady dogs also got a win at GNAC, Morrison placed 2nd and scored a 76. At the North Platte Invite, the lady dogs broke the school record with a score of 313. Morrison was the champ with a final score of 72. 

Morrison is a varsity member of North Platte’s girls’ golf team. As a freshman, she qualified and played for State. “…I was very nervous for the two days and my team,” Morrison said. She tied for 6th with her teammate Baylee Steele

Morrison believes mindset is a huge part of success. “What goes through my mind is letting go of expectations, to play your own game, to play in the moment,” Morrison said. This season-long mindset has helped her be successful.

Morrison is always looking to improve. “My attitude needs to probably improve a little bit when I’m on the course and letting it go a little bit more,” Morrison said. 

Morrison has set some goals for herself in the future, one of them is to just stay positive and keep going with her teammates.

Morrison has shown that she can be a good member to her team through her work ethic. “I think that she’s a really good asset to our team and I think that her being a freshman leaves her room to grow and improve,” teammate Maya Lashley said.

Morrison was inspired to play golf by her family. “…my brother and how he was so competitive,” Morrison said. Her brother Kasch Morrison is a junior on North Platte’s boys’ golf team.

Morrison plays because she loves the sport. “I like how you can control mostly everything that’s happening out on the course,” Morrison said.

Morrison’s coach believes she has a bright future if she sticks with golf. Coach Matt Kaminski said, “I think the sky’s the limit for her…she’s got unbelievable talent and if she continues to have that determination and that drive…she’s going to have a lot of opportunities in this game.”

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