Editor’s Note: This is part 10 and the final in a series about the 2019-2020 Duncan High School Athletics school year and will show how the Duncan Demons performed during the school year.
After winning two state championships and one state runner up and looking for another high placement in 2020, the Duncan Lady Demons golf team has won the Xpress Wellness Team of the Week award.
In 2019, the Lady Demons were going for their third straight State Championship as a team but finished in second and was looking to make it three titles in four years for several of the senior golfers.
With the season about to start, the COVID-19 pandemic hit and canceled the 2020 season making it where five Duncan Lady Demons golf seniors were unable to finish what they started.
Two of those seniors were Gentry Cox and Lynlee Graham who were part of a top three that helped them to a runner up finish along with seniors Anna McMurran, Avery Wilson and Sydney Faulkner.
Lady Demons golf coach Josh Harris said he understood why the season was canceled and knows it was the best for his players safety but hates to see his seniors not get the chance for another title.
“This is a heartbreaking end to a magnificent career and legacy for my seniors especially Gentry Cox and Lynlee Graham,” Harris said. “I certainly understand the severity of the situation and of course my players health and safety comes first and foremost.”
Harris said the 2020 team was going to consist of those two seniors plus the other three seniors along with a couple of freshman and a sophomore that had a lot of talent.
“We also have a very promising freshman in JJ Gregston. Her potential is limitless and she is going to be a major force the next three years,” Harris said. “Sophomore Gracelynn Nickel and freshman Hayden Davis are also going to be a great players the next couple of years.”
Harris said this group of seniors were special and said the thing he will miss most is how hard the senior girls worked to get better.
“The other three seniors really started playing golf last year and have been working extremely hard,” Harris said. “Anna McMurran started last year. We also have Avery Wilson and Sydney Faulkner. I’m really going to miss these seniors. Their work ethic is second to none and just great girls to be around.”
Duncan Golf season for 2021 is slated to begin in late March next year and will feature several Duncan golfers who will see their first varsity action in tournament play.