Playing in their final NLC round robin match of the season the Plymouth girls golf team defeated Warsaw 187-193 at Pretty Lake Golf Club on Wednesday evening. Tonight’s victory improved Plymouth’s NLC record to 4-3 and dropped Warsaw to 1-4. Tonight’s 187 was our team season low by 9 shots!
Tonight’s match was our annual breast cancer awareness event. Thanks to the Warsaw players and parents who also dressed in pink to share in the event. Thanks also to Ounce of Prevention for their past purchase of special shirts for our girls for this special evening.
The highlight of the night belonged to Senior Katie Johnson who had a special night! Katie’s round featured a very minimal 11 putts – 1 birdie on #13 via a chip in – nothing worse than a 5 on her scorecard – for a career best 39! Looking back on her 11 putts Katie had only 9 putts through 8 holes played. Katie’s look for birdie on her final hole was denied or her score could’ve been lower yet. I was proud of Katie’s ability to keep the next shot in perspective, not keep count of her position / score, and her ability to stay in the moment. Katie’s previous best competitive round was 42. This season her previous best round was a 46.
Senior Nicole Horvath 46 tied her best round of the season. After a rocky #15 due to penalties Nicole coupled together two consecutive pars on 16 & 17 and tapped in for birdie on 18. Outside of #15 Nicole had nothing worse than a double bogey on any hole this evening and she got sharper within the round.
Rounding out the Varsity scoring we’re Lauren Kolter 45 and Emily Cochern 57.
On the JV side a couple players also had season bests:
Jennah Nifong 54 – first match back from ACL injury
Lauren Powell 66
Olivia Waymouth 73
Lots of positives heading into the post-Labor Day close of our season. The ladies are next in action next Wednesday in their final home match of the season vs Rochester and Bremen. The NLC tournament takes place September 10th with a couple nine hole matches before Sectional on the 17th.