Romney sisters top 10 at state golf tournamentJun 22, 2020 11:08AM ● By Catherine Garrett
Corner Canyon’s Victoria Romney (on right) tied for third at the Utah Section PGA Girls Individual Spring Championship May 27 while her sister also earned First Team All-State honors with an eighth-place finish. (Photo courtesy Savannah Romney)
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Despite the coronavirus shutdown of high school spring sports, the Utah Section PGA gave girls golf a boost with the hosting of the Girls Individual Spring Championship held May 27 at Fox Hollow Golf Course in American Fork. Corner Canyon’s Victoria and Savannah Romney placed third and eighth, respectively, at the one-day tournament. Savannah, who is a junior, has now been an All-State golfer three times while Victoria, as a freshman, received her first honor.
“I was very happy with how I did,” Victoria said. “I have worked hard all year and doing well in this showed me that hard work pays off. Having my mom and dad there to support me and seeing people from our team before we played were some of the highlights from that day.”
Savannah, who holed a 40-foot birdie putt on the second hole to begin the tournament, said she was thrilled to garner First Team All-State honors for the third consecutive year. “I was also very grateful for the opportunity to play, especially with everything being canceled for the spring,” she said. “With our spring season being called off, the opportunity to play was incredible. State is the most important event of the high school season and to be able to see everyone for one final time this year was the best.”
“I’m so proud of both of them,” CCHS head coach Lexi Gagon said. “It’s awesome to see the growth from both of them. I cannot wait to see what the future holds for them. With everything going on, I was just happy that we were able to have some sort of ending to our short and crazy season.”
Victoria said she enjoyed playing with her sister on the Chargers squad this season and continuing to improve in the sport she has been playing since she was 7 years old. It was then that her dad Marty—a former golfer at the University of Utah—introduced her and 9-year-old Savannah to golf and they both developed a passion for the game.
The daughters of Marty and Alicia Romney of Draper plan to keep working hard this summer and play in as many tournaments as possible to prepare for next season as well as qualify for national events. Savannah recently recorded a career low 71 at the Ridge Junior Tournament at West Valley’s The Ridge Golf Club.
They are both grateful for the lessons that golf has continually helped them learn.
“Golf has taught me to stay patient and always keep going,” Victoria said. “It has also given me the confidence to know that anything is possible if you work hard.”
Savannah said, “Golf has taught me patience, dedication, the importance of perseverance and working hard. Integrity and honor are two qualities that a golfer must display and they are qualities that will help lead me to success in my future.”