The Hillsboro Lady Indians golf team opened their Frontier Athletic Conference (FAC) schedule on Wednesday at the Elks Golf Course in Hillsboro with a win over new conference rival Jackson. Kristin Jamieson was the medalist for the match after shooting a one under par score of 37 for nine holes.
The win improves the Lady Indian’s overall record to 6 – 11 (1-0) and marked the second victory in as many days for the Hillsboro girls.
The match marked the beginning of a new journey for the Lady Indians in FAC after spending the previous 15 years in the South Central Ohio League that disbanded earlier this year.
The change did not affect the Lady Indians as they came prepared to play regardless of the opponent.
Jamieson came out of the club house strong with an eagle on hole number one. However she carded bogies on the second and third holes before birdying the fourth hole. Jamieson made par on the next three holes before a bogey at hole number eight brought her back to even heading into the final hole. On number nine Jamieson carded a birdie to wrap up her round at one under par.
Emily Loudin carded an overall score of 50, Madi Stratton was next for the Lady Indians with a nine hole score of 55, and Abby Myers rounded out the group with a final score of 61.
Hillsboro’s top three golfers finished well ahead of the visiting team whose lowest score came from Allison Moore who carded a final score of 60. Jackson’s other top three finishers were Kyleigh Phillips with a score of 63, Marcie McCorkle who finished with a final score of 66, and Zoe Ruckel who wrapped up her nine holes shooting a 67.
Hillsboro head ladies golf coach Dave Hilliard commended Jamieson for her excellent round of golf when he said, “Kristen was one under par and she still thought she could have scored better. But, this was her best competitive round of golf at our home course.”
Regarding the team as a whole Hilliard said, “We still want to shoot under 200 as a team so, we have some improving to do as a group.”
The Lady Indians will be in action for the third straight day on Thursday when they travel to Columbus for the Airport Tournament. The tournament will take place at the Airport Golf Course and is hosted by Granville High School.
Reach Ryan Applegate at 937-402-2572, or on Twitter @RCApplegate89.