The Varsity Girls Golf team “came to play” today beating Tri-Village, 178-210, in a home match over the back nine at Highland Lakes GC. This was the girls’ season low dual meet score by 9 shots. This raises their dual match record to 6-1 and CCC record to 4-1, tied for second place with this being the last week of matches before the conference tournament next week at Stillwater Valley GC.
This total included a school record 34 by Senior Makenna Jones that included 3 birdies and just one bogey. Her tee shots put her in good position for her approach shots to the greens and solid putting lead her to the new record.
Katelyn Hines put in a great deal of time on her own over the weekend on the practice range and it showed up as she posted her low score of the season with a 41. Her driving was the key change which enabled her to have much easier shots to the greens than her last several rounds. Good putting was another key to her round.
Cait Gilland also had her personal best of the year with a 47. Her putting has improved tremendously over the past few weeks and this helped her to shave the strokes off her previous low score.
Brooklyn Middleton completed the scoring with a 56. She was fighting off the effects of having been sick over the weekend. This kept her from playing or practicing for the last four days. A commendable performance in light of this.
Avery Rutan missed out on a scoring round by just 1 shot, posting a 57. As she continues to improve she has a great chance to eventually break into the top four scores.
“I was a little worried about a let down after our big win over Ft. Loramie last Thursday,” commented Head Coach Gene Eyler. “But the girls came out determined to not let that happen today. This was just a great team effort with Makenna’s record and the two personal bests for the season. Now we just need to take care of business the next two days as we end our league dual matches.”
The team is right back at it tomorrow with another CCC foe, Arcanum, visiting Highland. Wednesday is the last CCC match with Franklin-Monroe, a match rained out earlier in the season. The busy week concludes with the girls traveling to play Eaton on Thursday. All matches start at 4 p.m. and admission is free.