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Outside The County-Maconaquah


Not all the Lady Braves may not have all had their “A” game going into their match Wednesday night, but they were able to grind out another win.

Daisy Williams shot a 42 which is six over par. While this is not Daisy’s best round, she played two holes (number 4 and number 7) in 5 over par and the other seven holes in one over. For only being a sophomore, Daisy showed maturity in bouncing back both times after bad holes by parring the next one. Miranda Stoll had an up and down night. She bogeyed both par fives, usually a strength for the long hitting junior, but birdied the 1st and 4th hole. She also shot 42, more evidence that all her work earlier in the season is paying off. Senior Lehna Wagner got off to a rough start as she started 6-6 on her first two holes. She then parred her third and fourth holes before catching an unlucky break and losing on a ball just over the green on her fifth hole. She ended up with a 51 on the night, good enough to tie for sixth overall on the evening. Fellow senior Courtney Stoll did not have her best night as she has been fighting her swing the past few days. Courntey struggled off tee, unusual for probably the longest hitter on the team, and that left her facing challenging second and third shots. Courtney was able to scramble and turn in a respectable 52. Where was Courtney at nearly 8pm when the match was over? On the range under the watchful eye of her father, trying to get her game back on track. Sophomore Finley Dobbs also shot a 52. Finley has spent a lot of time working on her long game and it improves with each outing. As is common, as your long game improves, course management becomes important as previously unreachable hazards or bunkers are now in range of tee shots.. As Finley improves her course management her scores will continue to drop.

Maconaquah won the match by shooting 187, while Northwestern shot 202 and Tipton carded a 221.

Tipton’s Lacie Logan was the match medalist with a superb 40. Joise Butler was second for Tipton shooting 49. Lucy Lightfoot had a 64. Claire Orcutt 68 and Lillie Griffith 71.

Northwestern was led by Jocelyn Smith’s 45. Berkley Wray had a 50 while Maranda Padfield was right behind her with a 51. Audrey Leicht was fourth with 56 and Mia Shoaff had a 58.

Northwestern was able to bring 9 golfers, so the Lady Brave Junior Varsity team was able to play, but no final tally was collected as one group didn’t finish. Junior Kathryn Rodkey led the JV Braves with a 57. Kathryn’s long game has come a long way as she has developed a full, smooth swing. The next step in her development will be learning to score around the greens. Junior Sydney Barnes continues to show flashes of her ability by shooting a 59. Sydney can hit the ball a long way, but at times it goes a bit off track and leads to some difficult recovery shots. Junior Haley Washbun shot a 62 as she continues to work on her swing. Haley has great potential to develop into a good player as she has a short but powerful swing. As she becomes more consistent with it she will see a decrease in her scores. Freshman Maya Wanger had her best outing of the season as she had 47 in 8 holes. She had a highlight on the 8th hole when her tee shot landed on the green and she two putted for par. Fellow Freshman Jade Christpoher also had a highlight on number 8 as she barely missed a 10 footer for par after chipping it close. Jade joined the team a few weeks ago and is getting better each day.

The Lady Braves are back in action tonight at Bear Slide versus Hamilton Heights in a varsity only match. Then they have their first weekend off since the season started before heading to Round Barn in Rochester to play conference foes Rochester and Tippy Valley on Tuesday August 30th. The following night (8/31), Maconaquah will celebrate its two seniors on senior night versus Taylor High School.

As always, the Lady Braves appreciate the support of all the parents, family, and friends that come out to support the team.

Photo: Freshman Jade Christopher’s par putt rolls just right of the 8th hole. She would tap in for bogey.

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