New Hampton senior Regan Gebel embraces her coach, Eric Olson, after playing her last hole at the Class 2A state golf tournament on Wednesday.

Senior writes own storybook ending

Gebel shatters career mark with ‘calm’ round of 87 in her finale as a Chickasaw

Regan Gebel didn’t give a you-know-what about the forecast after the first day of the Class 2A state golf tournament.

“After Tuesday, I looked at the forecast, saw the rain, and all I was thinking is I want to golf tomorrow,” said the lone senior varsity player on New Hampton’s outstanding girls golf team. 

“I’ve got to golf tomorrow. I didn’t want it getting rained out. I just had to play.”

She got her wish and then she came through with the best 18 holes of her life — firing an 87, breaking her previous best career round by 12 strokes — as her team cruised to New Hampton’s first-ever team state golf championship.

For more on this story see the June 4 Tribune.

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