This will sound very familiar – a Randolph girl is the Times Herald Girls Golfer of the Year.
For the second year in a row, Port Huron Northern junior Megan Randolph lit up the area courses to earn those honors. In the two years before Megan earned the award as a sophomore her older sister, Katelin, won the area’s top golfer award two years in a row as well.
So, what is it about the Randolph sisters that makes them the queens of the Blue Water Area golf?
“I don’t know,” Megan said with a laugh. “We just work hard and really want it.”
Coming into her junior season as the reigning Golfer of the Year, even Megan admitted she felt a little bit of pressure to perform as well as she did – if not better – than last season. She proved to once again be an opponent no one wanted to see with her nine hole average of 42.3, also being a medalist in every event while helping Northern to a MAC Red title.
“Any time you go to a tournament you’re going to get a score out of her that will put you in contention,” Northern coach Kyle Whymer said. “Knowing we have one of the best players there, it just puts us on the map.”
Randolph ended her season with an exclamation point, starting with winning the St. Clair County Invitational with a 79.
After that, Randolph continued her hot end to the season by qualifying for the Division 2 state championships with an 83 at the regional tournament.
However, that first day didn’t go as well as Randolph wanted it to as a little bit of nerves set in as she shot an 85.
“I was really nervous the first day and kind of mad I didn’t play as well,” Randolph said.
The second day was a completely different story.
“She drove the ball unbelievable in the state finals,” Whymer recalled.
Whymer also added she hit 12 of the 14 fairways on holes she drove the ball on. On one of those missed fairways, the ball was just off the fairway. The other one? She hit it so hard it rolled beyond the fairway.
With that kind of ball striking and a calmer mindset in the second round, Megan was able to shoot a 75 to earn her All-State honors with a sixth place overall finish.
“She was pretty focused and she was quiet and intent on what she was doing,” Whymer said. “That’s kind of how she is, and she really seemed like she was treating it like any other round.”
As a junior, Randolph has already accomplished what many golfers hope to do in their whole high school career. What else is there to do in her senior year? Well, Megan has a few ideas already laid out.
“I definitely want to place top three at states and place first in the MAC Red again,” she said.