Girls golf finishes fifth at Lawrence High invitational

Girls golf team claimed fifth place with a score of 336 after losing a tiebreaker for fourth

Molly Smith, JAG editor-in-chief

Girls golf tied for 4th place with Washburn Rural High School, losing the tie breaker and claiming 5th place at the Lawrence High invitational on Wednesday, September 26. Senior Sarah Lawson shot a 75, placing 4th overall, while freshman Libby Green shot an 80, placing 9th.

All EKL teams, all Sunflower league teams, Manhattan High School, Spring Hill High School and Washburn Rural High School were invited, with the tournament hosting over 132 girls and 23 teams total. Sophomore Hannah Davie says the amount of participants increased competition.

“There was a lot more teams than normal so it made placing a little more competitive,” Davie said, “with over 130 girls it made the tournament a lot different.”

The low of 40 degrees and high of 65 degrees fahrenheit made for a difficult start to the first chilly tournament of the season, according to sophomore Ava van Inwegen.  

“Because it was colder, we had to wear layers and golfing in layers is harder,” van Inwegen said.  “The ground can be wet so it’s harder to hit out of everything.”

Despite the chill factor, Davie thought the tournament was overall a success.

“I think the team did great, our score was 336 and that’s great for our league,” Davie said. “We would’ve liked to place but I still think we did really well.”

With all the teams that the girls golf team competed against in one tournament, the results were not ideal for van Inwegen.

“I am happy about [the outcome] but I feel we could have done a lot better because we’ve beaten some of the schools [present] in the past” said van Inwegen. “It’s kind of disappointing when we aren’t competitive with them.”

The girls golf team will compete again at the Lawrence Free state invitational on Monday Oct. 1st at the Lawrence Country Club.

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