Hutchings’ season ends in qualifying round

Published 9:54 pm Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Freshman golfer Rebecca Hutchings’ season ended in the qualifying round of the girls’ state tournament.

An impressive season for the freshman King’s Fork High School golfer has come to an end. Earlier in the month, Hutchings helped the King’s Fork golf team placed sixth as a team at regionals. However, as an individual, she was also advanced to the girls’ state meet. She had placed fifth at regionals earlier in the month.

She played in the qualifying round last week but wasn’t able to advance. Overall, she felt good about her performance.

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“There were a few places where I could have played better,” she said. “But overall, I felt good about my performance.”

Regardless, this season was a strong one for the Hutchings and the Bulldogs. She helped lead the team to its first city title after defeating both cross-town rivals, Lakeland High School and Nansemond River High School. She also medaled in several matches for the Bulldogs. Bulldogs Coach Robert Casteen is excited for her future at King’s Fork.

“She had a great season and has bright years to come in high school,” he said. “It’s some tough girls’ competition out there, and for her to have had an opportunity at the state tournament as a freshman is impressive.”

With her slightly missing out on the state tournament, next season could be even better. This season allowed her to build confidence, which she can improve on and take into next season.

“Overall this season was a great experience,” Hutchings said. “The team really helped me improve my golf game and helped me create new friendships as well.”

In two seasons under Casteen, King’s Fork has made significant progress. He is hopeful that next season, the Bulldogs can have even more representatives at the state tournament.