John Glenn 180, Tippecanoe Valley 199, Northridge 239
Valley’s lady golfers finished second in a three-way match with non-conference opponents from John Glenn and Northridge. The match, played on Swan Lake Silver in Plymouth, saw the Vikings easily outpace Northridge while falling to Glenn by 19 strokes.
The team was led by Madelyn Weaver’s 44. She was followed by a 48 from Kaydence Mellott and Cheney Canada’s season low of 50..Molly Moriarty completed the team scorecard with a nine-hole round of 57.
Glenn’s Megan Kobelt earned medalist honors with a plus-five round of 41.
Tippecanoe Valley will be back on the course Thursday in another three-way match, this time with Three Rivers Conference rivals Maconaquah and North Miami.
North Judson-San Pierre 232, Triton N/S
Three Trojan golfers took to the back nine at Chesapeake Run Golf Club in North Judson to take on their HNAC foe Blue Jays. Maddie Ritchison shot a team-low 59 for Triton, followed by Haley Rensberger’s 62 and Lilly Hubert’s 65.
NJSP’s Annistasia Pettengill earned medalist honors with a 13-over-par 49.
The trio of Triton golfers will compete for individual honors in the HNAC conference championship to be contested at Rozella Ford in Warsaw on Saturday.
Grace’s grit leads to second-place showing
The Battle at Brookwood proved to be quite the battle for Grace’s women’s golf team on Monday and Tuesday, The Lady Lancers demonstrated resilience, placing second at Brookwood Golf Club.
Monday’s round was suspended three times due to lightning, resulting in a long day of golf. Grace still shot a 313 in the opening round despite the delays.
The team did not reach campus until 11 p.m. on Monday night and had to leave at 6 a.m. Tuesday in time for the morning round. Grace was even better on short rest, producing a 308 to end in second place. Grace’s 308 tied for the sixth-lowest round in team history.
Overall, Grace’s team score of 621 was the third-lowest total in program history.
Lucy Young had a sensational tournament. She carded a 76-75 to place third. Her 151 tied her own record for fourth-lowest round in Lady Lancer history.
Carolyn Pacocha and Rebecca Hawes also landed in the top-10 on the individual leaderboard. Pacocha was seventh with an 80-76, and Hawes was just behind her with two rounds of 79.
Rachel Harvey enjoyed a second-round 78 for her total of 162, and Abby Slabaugh shot a 78 on Monday for her 167.
On the B squad, Abigail Fishel put together an impressive two days, shooting 77-85. Freshman Hannah Godfrey fired a first-round 79 as well for Grace.
“I could not be more pleased with our effort. It was a complete team effort, as shown by four rounds of 70s today,” said Grace head coach Denny Duncan. “I was proud of our ladies, battling through multiple delays and challenging weather to produce one of our best tournaments ever.”
Next up, Grace will participate in the Bethel Invitational on Sept. 14-15.