Golf | Samantha Moerlien
Moerlien’s senior golf season got off to a good start Aug. 18.
Moerlien earned medalist honors for the Granite City Warriors after placing seventh with an eight-over-par score of 44 at the Madison County Tournament at the Legacy Golf Course. She also helped the Granite City Warriors place second in the large-school division with a plus-41 for a team score.
The performance earned Moerlien the very first Granite City AdVantage News Athlete of the Week award.
“I was really relaxed,” said Moerlien, who shot her first birdie at the county tournament. “I just went out there and I had fun.”
Granite City head coach Karen Greenwald hopes Moerlien can help lead the way for the Warriors, who have both youth and experience.
“We are looking for consistency and improvement,” she said.
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