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Results from Maconaquah for Thursday, September 8th
A week ago the Tippecanoe Valley golf team defeated the Lady Braves at Round Barn by one stroke. The Lady Braves did not take that loss lightly and after a long week of working on their games in preparation for the conference tournament and sectionals, the Lady Braves came out firing on all cylinders Thursday night at Rock Hollow. Daisy Willaims earned medalist honors by carding a one under 35. Daisy used long accurate driving and solid wedge enroute to medalist honors. Daisy nearly eagled her last hole, number two, after a tremendous drive left her just a short wedge that barely missed rolling into the hole. Junior Miranda Stoll finished second overall with a 39. Miranda’s driver put in her a position to score well and her putting took advantage. Miranda has been working hard the past few weeks so it was satisfying for her to see that hard work pay off. Senior Courtney Stoll, who has also been working extremely hard, finished third for the Braves and third overall with an excellent 41. Courtney, known for her power off the tee, took advantage of long drives to finish 5 over. Senior Lehna Wagner struggled on her first hole, number 2, after her tee shot found the trees, but she bounced back by scoring a birdie on her fourth hole and carded a 49. Lehna has been working on being more aggressive off the tee and is still trying to find a comfort zone. Sophomore Finley Dobbs shot a 55, a five stroke improvement from Wednesday’s match. Finley’s driving distance has increased all season, but now her ball is going so far she has to take in account hazards she didn’t have to worry about previously. As she adjusts to this new challenge, her scores will drop.
The new scoring record allowed the Braves to beat Tippecanoe Valley 164 to 188. North Miami also took part in the match and carded a 227. It should be noted that North Miami was missing their number 2 player due to illness. The 164 was a 5 stroke improvement on the previous scoring record set this year.
The Lady Brave JV golfers only had one player finish; Junior Sydney Barnes carded a respectable 63 on the challenging Rock Hollow layout. Junior Kahtryn Rodkey is working on her driver and was seen hitting the fairway on multiple occasions. Junior Haley Washburn was seen escaping the challenging bunkers at Rock Hollow with ease and put her tee shot on the green on the challenging par three fourth hole. Freshman Maya Wagner also hit the challenging fourth green when her tee shot ended up 20 feet from the hole. Staying with the fourth hole, Freshman Jade Christopher played an excellent chip shot on the fourth hole and an even better chip shot on the uphill sixth hole.
Next up for the Lady Braves is Three Rivers Conference Tournament on Saturday September 10th at Rozella Ford where they are the defending team champions and Daisy Williams defends her individual title.
The Lady Braves appreciate the support of all the parents, family, and friends who come out and support the team each match.
The boys team continued their winning streak with a win at Delphi. Scoring for Maconaquah was Jackson Jones and Bennett Isenburg with 2 goals each. Isaac Lorenz, Corey Nord, Bauer Maple, Evan Oglesby and Kyler Hanson all found the back of the net with a goal. Leading the team in assists was Zach Sparks with 2. Alex Hick, Bauer Maple and Isaac Lorenz each notched an assist as well.
The defense continued to keep the net clean with another clean sheet. On the season, the team is now +38 in Goals for (41) vs Goals against (3).
Next week the team has back to back games with Tri-Central on Wednesday and a very good Mississinewa on Thursday @ Maconaquah.