Plymouth sweeps Mishawaka
MISHAWAKA – The Plymouth girls golf team opened NLC play at a course new to the NLC, Eberhart-Petro, and against a first time NLC foe in host Mishawaka on a hot and breezy Wednesday evening. The girls from Plymouth transformed the heat of the day into hot play sweeping both the Varsity and JV contests.
The Pilgrims took the top two spots on the leaderboard with Annastasia Hutchings carding a season-best 45 for Medalist honors. Olivia Horvath was right behind with a 46. Elaina McDonald and Hannah LaFree tied for third overall with 49s. Hannah’s 49 was a career-best. Emma Rozycki rounded out our scoring with a season-best 52.
“The players managed their game well, kept themselves in good positions off the tee, and with approaches tonight,” said Plymouth coach Ben Waymouth. “Our putting which has been solid as of late was a bit lacking in spots tonight however playing a new course is always a challenge especially on the greens.”
The performance was significant in that it was the first time since 2015 the four lowest counting scores were all in the 40s. It’s also since 2015 that Plymouth’s highest score was as low as a 52.
“Quality and consistency within our top group is something we’re really starting to craft,” said Waymouth. “I’m proud of the progress we’ve made and the upside with a relatively young group.”
On the JV side, Claire McDonald took home Medalist honors with a 50. Freshman Madaline Borden posted a career-best 56.
Kylee Gaines playing in her first match of the season coming back from knee surgery posted an impressive 57. Senior Maggie Bradway also carded a career-best 61. Other JV scores were Madison Hauptmann 56 and Denice Guilot 63.
The Varsity improves to 6-2 overall and 2-0 in the NLC. The JV moves their mark to 4-1 and 2-0 in the NLC. Both squads are back in action on Thursday night when Warsaw comes to Pretty Lake for our lone dual match in NLC play.