SYRACUSE – The Wawasee golf team is starting to hit on all cylinders.
On Wednesday night the Lady Warriors shot their lowest score of the year en route to picking up two more victories on the young season. Wawasee’s 173 was more than enough to escape host West Noble (211) and Whitko (219) at South Shore Golf Club. Wawasee was never in much doubt of claiming the victory as all five varsity golfers shot in the 40s.
“I just think we’re a deep team,” said Wawasee head coach Steve Coverstone. “It really had nothing to do with the lineup tonight, we just have seven or eight girls that can shoot in the 40s from night to night, it’s a good problem to have.”
Coverstone’s “problem” is certainly one most coaches would love to have. Though Wawasee shot its best score of the season on Wednesday, the team still had some hiccups out on the course.
Several double bogeys and even a few triples were littered throughout the Wawasee lineup, but good teams get past mistakes and that is exactly what the Lady Warriors did.
There were several nice moments on the evening from a few Wawasee golfers, none more impressive than an eagle putt from Mikala Mawhorter.
Mawhorter hit the 15-footer from the fringe on the fourth green at South Shore to give herself her first career eagle in competition. Mawhorter finished the day with medalist honors by shooting a 40.
Shortly after Mawhorter had her fine moment, Wawasee’s Elizabeth Jackson showed her talent with the putter as she knocked down a putt for birdie on number four. Jackson would finish with a 44, the second-lowest score of the round.
Kamryn Foy, who has been swinging the club very well as of late, continued her hot streak by notching a nice 43 for Coverstone’s lineup.
“Kamryn is just hitting the ball really well right now,” Coverstone said of the junior. “She drove her first drive of the day into the bunker on one and had a nice up then ended up three putting, so she was a little hot coming off of that first hole but she was able to turn it around and have a great score today.”
Aubrey Schmeltz finished with a season-low 46 while Kylee Rostochak’s 48 rounded out the scores for Wawasee (5-0).
Whitko (0-5) continues to make improvements on the season but the Wildcats are still sitting too far north of that 200 threshold to be satisfied just yet.
“We’re getting better,” Whitko head coach Bryan Sprunger began. “That’s our goal for now, just continue to get better. We have practice tomorrow and we’ll work on a few more things and hopefully be ready to go again here at South Shore this weekend for the invite.”
April Bishop saved par twice Wednesday night on her way to a team-best score of 46. Elizabeth Gensch had an up and down night but would still sign for a 52. Claire Reiff came in with a 59 for the Wildcats and Aurelia Slusher had her moments, but would settle for a 62. Kirsten Crawford withdrew from the match midway through competition.
Haley Teel led West Noble with a 45. Paige Sheaer (47), Bailey Kruger (54) and Lesly Pacheco (65) made up the rest of the lineup for the Chargers.
All three teams will meet again this Saturday at the Wawasee invitational with first tees set for 8 a.m. at South Shore Golf Club.