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Makarchuk zoned in for golf title

Posted on September 18, 2019 by Taber Times

By Greg Price
Taber Times

Alanna Makarchuk is off to golf provincials in Red Deer after winning her girls south zone championship in Vulcan earlier this month.

Makarchuk finished with a round of 81, beating her nearest competitor by 89, on a day that was tough to find her rhythm at first.

“I looked at the length yardage and it was pretty short, so I didn’t really prepare for it with extra rounds. I just went out and played,” said Makarchuk of the 5,200 yard course, where she usually plays courses around the 6,000 yard mark. “The round went pretty well. But I started off pretty slow with slow play. It took us about an hour to do the first two holes because the people in front of us were a bit slow. It sort of messed with the tempo of the game, but then things started to speed up and I got in a bit of a groove. I was hitting the ball really well off the tee. I don’t think I missed many fairways.”

Makarchuk added it took a while to find her putter, but her short game started to click more on the back nine.

“The greens were sort of tough to read. They didn’t have a very good practice green. It wasn’t big enough, so it was sort of clogged up for practice,” said Makarchuk.

Makarchuk now gets a bit of a break before provincials to keep her swing sharp, before heading off to Red Deer Sept. 23-24.

“I’ll try and get out on the course as much as I can. I’ve played at some courses in Red Deer, but not these specific ones (Alberta Springs Golf Resort and Innisfail Golf Club),” said Makarchuk, adding she is looking to do a practice round on the Sunday before provincials. “I’m just excited to be going to provincials.”

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