The Hillsboro Indians golf team hosted the Washington Blue Lions and McClain Tigers at the Elks Country Club on Wednesday in a Frontier Athletic Conference (FAC) tri-match. The Indians struggled to shoot well in the inclement weather and finished with a score of 230. The Tigers made the most of their cross-county trip shooting a 201 for the match win. The Blue Lions showed grit and determination in the carding a 215 on the day to take second place in the match.
McClain was led to victory by Trevor Newkirk who earned match medalist honors with a 44. Kobe Penwell was match runner-up and shot a 47, Trenton Newkirk chipped in a 49, and Zane Mustard provided a 61 to round out the scoring for the Tigers.
Washington was led by Brock Morris who tied for match runner-up with a 47, Tyler Rood was next with a 52, Ty Rose carded a 56, and Bruce Cartwright finished with a 60 for the Blue Lions.
Hillsboro got an outstanding effort from Will Keifer who shot a 52 and Gabe MyCroft was close behind with a 53. Gavin Puckett had a solid round of golf with a 59 and Ryan Harless had a 66 to round out the scoring for the Indians.
All three teams will be in action on Saturday at the inaugural FAC boys golf tournament to be held at the Chillicothe Country Club.
Hillsboro head coach Nathan Boatman reflected on the play of his team and the weather by saying, “Last night’s condition was tough, it was raining and cold. Our boys were frustrated with the final results, they knew they could’ve done better.”
The Lady Indians were in action on Wednesday as well as they hosted the Miami Trace Lady Panthers in FAC action.
The girls continued their stellar play despite the unfavorable conditions and beat the Lady Panthers by a final score of 204 – 263 to finish their FAC schedule undefeated at 6 – 0.
Kristin Jamieson led the charge for Hillsboro earning match medalist honors with a one over par 39. Emily Loudin continued to impress with a 46, Abby Myers had a 59, and Larkyn Parry finished the scoring with a 60.
Maddi Stratton and Mallory Parsons also participated in the match shooting 62 and 63 respectively.
The Lady Panthers put in a good effort by the combination of an unfamiliar course and inclement weather prevented them from playing their best golf.
Tanner Bryant led the way for Miami Trace with a 63, Shelby Rowan and McKenzee Dunn both finished with identical scores of 66, and Bridget Perkins rounded out the top four with a 68.
The Lady Panthers were also represented by Maddi Wallace with a 71 and Taylor Perkins who finished with a 74.
Lady Indians head coach Dave Hilliard was pleased with his team after the match and said, “Proud of our girls for playing through the remnants of hurricane Irma tonight – great mental toughness and good preparation for the bad weather that occurs in October during the post season.”
Hillsboro will be back in action on Monday when they host New Richmond for one of two non-league matches before the FAC girls golf tournament begins on Saturday, September 23, at Jackson.
Reach Ryan Applegate at 937-402-2572, or on Twitter @RCApplegate89.
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