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Burlington’s Taylor helped Burlington finish fifth home golf tourney

Burlington High School's Elaina Murders hits the ball towards the green during the Burlington High School girls Grayhound Invitational  Monday May 2, 2022 at the Flint Hills Golf Course.

Burlington High School senior Izzy Taylor was all smiles on Monday.

Taylor not only shot the best round of golf in her life — an 89 — she was presented a bouquet of flowers for Senior Day from her father, Mitch Taylor, who also happens to be the Grayhounds’ head girls golf coach.

To top things off, Burlington played its best tournament of the season, carding a 393 to finish fifth in the 10-team Grayhound Invitational at Flint Hills Municipal Golf Course.

For Izzi Taylor, it was a day she never will forget as her golf career winds to a close.

“It feels pretty good. I shot my best that I have all season and all of my high school years. I felt really good today,” said Taylor, who will attend the University of Iowa in the fall to pursue a degree in Business Analytics and Information Systems before entering Law School. “I feel pretty good. I’m really proud of myself with all the people that were here. I’m really proud of the team. That’s one of our best scores of the season as a team, too.”

Burlington High School's Lauren Briggs, left and Mount Pleasant High School's Sami Wibben on the green during the Burlington High School girls Grayhound Invitational  Monday May 2, 2022 at the Flint Hills Golf Course.

“There were a few trying times between coach and daughter. But it’s been real rewarding. I’m glad I did it. I’m happy to be a part of it,” said Mitch Taylor, who is a lawyer. “That’s one thing that happens, too, when you are the coach and you are looking at your daughter. We are not looking at her score. She shot an 89. I don’t think she’s ever been under 90. That’s outstanding. That’s good stuff.”

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