SYRACUSE – The Wawasee golf team just keeps on rolling. The ladies had their toughest match to date on Tuesday night when it welcomed in rival Warsaw along with Concord, but the Warriors did not falter under the spotlight.
Wawasee defended its home course, Maxwelton Golf Club, well by shooting its second-lowest team score of the year, 175. The score gave the home team nice victories over both of it opponents as Warsaw finished with a 187 and Concord posted a 205.
“We just left some shots out on the course today,” said Warsaw head coach Ray Davis. “We talked to the girls before the match about playing in front of the pin and there were a few holes where I saw that our girls overshot the pin and we struggled with that.
“We knew Wawasee would play well at home and we were right. But, a 187 is still a good score.”
Wawasee did take advantage of being on its home course for only the second time all season. Mikala Mawhorter and Elizabeth Jackson did admirably for the Warriors in the top two spots. Mawhorter shot a 40, while Jackson was right behind her with a 41 to help anchor the top of the lineup.
Alexis Manwaring gave Warsaw strength at the top of its varsity roster with a 42, but she was the only Tiger to shoot sub-45 on Tuesday evening. The depth of Wawasee would prove to be too much for Warsaw, or Concord, to keep up with.
Aubrey Schmeltz shot a 46 for Wawasee while Kamryn Foy signed for a 48. Both of those score helped to make up for an off night by Kylee Rostochak who shot a 54.
“I was real impressed by Aubrey (Schmeltz) and Kamryn (Foy) tonight,” remarked Wawasee head coach Steve Coverstone. “They knew they had to do well because Kylee’s round did not start out great and they both shot very well and Kylee finished her round off well, too.”
Warsaw’s Ash Jain golfed at the bottom of the lineup but would turn in a 47, the team’s second-lowest score. Page Desenberg came in with a solid 48 for the team’s final sub-50 score of the night. Madi Graham (50) and Kristen Watson (54) finished out the varsity scores for the Tigers.
Concord was led by Michaela Searer’s 44. Libby Gill (76), Olivia Kauffman (55), Erika Shirley (51) and Keaonna Clopton (55) rounded out the scores for Concord.
Coverstone was excited to pick up two Northern Lakes Conference wins on Tuesday.
“We’re always happy to get a win,” Coverstone stated. “Two wins in this conference is always a big deal. From here on we just have to keep focusing on our game.”
Wawasee (12-0, 4-0) will play at Culver Academy on Wednesday night while Warsaw (9-3, 2-1) will take on NorthWood on Thursday at Stonehenge Golf and Country Club.
For the Warrior junior varsity team, Courtney McDaniel and Madison Beaman shot a 45 each. Morgan Fuentes shot a 53 for Warsaw. No official junior varsity contest was held.