MONTICELLO – Plymouth’s golfers were just short of a title at the Twin Lakes Invitational coming second to Lebanon’s score of 347 with a team score of 369.
Senior Annastasia Hutchings led the charge with a career-best 84.
“I was really proud of how Anna battled today,” said Plymouth coach Ben Waymouth. “A sore hand / wrist limited her flexibility. Anna’s pairing was the class of the field as three of the top five finishers in the event came from her foursome. Also impressive was Anna’s consistent scoring, a 42 on each nine and a team-best 8 greens.”
Hannah LaFree carded a 93 with solid nines of 45 and 48.
“Quality putting for Hannah on Saturday was key,” said Waymouth. “She led the team with 32 putts and tied for team-best with 8 fairways off the tee. Most impressive about her round was she didn’t hit a single green and was in range to be in the 80s. A special round is on the horizon for Hannah.
Eliana McDonald fired a 94. It took Elaina a couple of holes to get the momentum rolling but a par on hole 17 led to a string of pars on six of the next nine holes.
Sister Claire McDonald also carded a career-best with a 98. Claire’s round was similar to her twin sister’s. A 53 on the tough back nine and a righting of the ship 45 on the front.
Emma Rozycki rounded out the scoring with a 105.
The JV competed today filling open spots in the field. A great performance was turned in by sophomore Madi Hauptmann who carded a career-best 98. Noelle Hutchings 101 gained some valuable experience today playing a new venue. Kylee Gaines 102 scored better on the back-nine highlighted by a birdie on hole #10. Rounding out the scoring for the JV was Madeline Borden 105 and Kenzie Hindman 124.
“As a group, I was proud of our kids’ resiliency,” said Waymouth. “Saturday was easily our hottest and most humid condition of the season. A couple of schools had players fail to finish due to the heat. Our girls battled through some rough starts, kept their focus, and reset well each tee.”
“We avenged a loss to Logansport earlier in the week and didn’t lose to anyone we beat earlier in the week,” he said. “Individually we had several career-best rounds and a couple of others very near their best. Our young players are coming along in their progression. We’re learning how to manage the course better. We still have some work to do to improve our putting, ball striking, and wedge play.
Saturday’s second place finish is the best a Plymouth team has finished in this event and is the third time finishing runner-up. Saturday’s mark was Plymouth’s best score since 2008 (353) and the largest field this event has had.
Wednesday Plymouth travels to Michigan City for a nine-hole match with the wolves at MC Municipal.