The Warsaw girls golf team started off the season strong with a runner-up finish at the Plymouth Invitational Tuesday. The Lady Tigers carded a 356 at the uniquely-formatted invite, behind champion South Bend Clay’s 318.
Junior Grayson Kilburn led the way with a round of 85, good enough for sixth place overall. Izzy and Madelyn Ray followed with rounds of 94 each, and fellow seniors Miriam Hagg and Julia Hildebrand rounded out the scoring for the Tigers with respective rounds of 97 and 99. The meet featured a team format as all five Tigers played together with the best four scores on each hole counting toward the team total, rather than a final tally of the best four scores for the entire round.
Warsaw looks to continue its strong start on Thursday with an 18-hole three-way versus Triton and Chesterton at the Tigers’ home course at Stonehenge. Play is scheduled to start at noon.
LAFAYETTE JEFFERSON BOOSTER INVITATIONAL
NorthWood’s girls golf team finished fourth at the Lafayette Jefferson Booster Invitational Tuesday, with a score of 336 at Battleground Golf Club.
With four individuals in the top 10 overall, Zionsville won the team title with a 303. Guerin Catholic was second at 314, and Lafayette Jefferson finished third with a 320. NorthWood’s JV squad shot a 378 for eighth place at the 16-team invite.
The varsity Panthers were paced by freshman Cybil Stillson, who carded 77 for fifth place individually. Abby Slabaugh shot 85, and MacKenzie Weaver and Delaney Davis both carded 87. Kirsten Schrock’s 99 was the team’s fifth score.
Leading the NorthWood JV was Makenna Gall with an 89 followed closely by Kylee Gall’s 91. Abigail Richner shot 97, and Breanna Goss turned in a 101.
The Lady Panthers will be back in action at the Leo Invitational at Cedar Greek on Thursday.
COLUMBIA CITY 192, WAWASEE 204
Wawasee’s girls golf team opened its season with a 192-204 loss on the road at Columbia City Tuesday.
Belle Brunner and Valerie Haessig led the way for the Lady Warriors with respective scores of 46 and 49, while Jadison Rostochak shot 50, Taylor Cripe carded 59, and Tate Cowan turned in the team’s toss-out score of 60. Wawasee ran into trouble quickly with three golfers carding scores of 10 or greater on a single hole in the rain at Eagle Glen.
Columbia City was paced by Leah Bechtold’s low-medal round of 44, while Katie Hoag finished one stroke back, and Abby Pequigot carded 48. Katie Hoeppner’s 54 completed the Eagles’ team score.
Up next for Wawasee is the Huntington North Invitational on Wednesday.