KEENE, N.H. -- North Country Union High School's Katie Goulet put an exclamation point on the end of her standout freshman season with a top-20 finish at the New England Interscholastic Boys' and Girls' Golf Championships.
This year both boys and girls met at the 36-hole grounds of Brentwood Golf Course in Keene, N.H. on Monday where Goulet shot a 12-over par 84 to finish in a tie for 15th place.
Catherine French of Shepherd Hill, Mass., was the girls medalist with an even-par 72. Rutland's Chloe Levins was the top Vermonter with an 80. Levins is a two-time state champion who was runner-up this year after losing a playoff to St. Johnsbury's Sabrina Vieli. Vieli was a visiting student at the Academy. Though her score qualified Vieli for the New Englands, she departed for her home in Zurich the day after claiming the state title.
Goulet came in with a 3-over 39 on the front nine according to North Country coach Brian Hampton. "The second nine provided her with more sand shots than she wanted," Hampton explained.
Goulet told Hampton she had a number of birdie opportunities where she had to settle for par.
"Katie had a great freshman year and looks forward to next season," Hampton wrote in an email.
Goulet qualified by shooting a 91 at Williston Country Club for the Vermont State Championship on June 3. That score was third best in Division I and in the top ten overall.