Hillsboro High School’s Lady Indians golf team traveled to EagleSticks Golf Club on Thursday to participate in the D I Southeastern district golf tournament where they finished fourth with a team score of 389.
Despite the team not qualifying for the state tournament the Lady Indians will be represented by junior Kristin Jamieson at the state level by virtue of her second place overall finish.
Jamieson was tied with Chloe Crone, a member of the state qualifying team from Dover High School, at the conclusion of the 18-hole tournament. The tie resulted in a playoff between Jamieson and Crone who both carded scores of 75. Jamieson won the playoff by birdying the first hole to claim second place overall in the event.
Hillsboro head coach Dave Hilliard said, “Kristin didn’t play as well as she wanted to today, she has a very high standard for herself.”
Jamieson qualified for the state tournament in 2016 as well where she shot an 84.
“There has been a lot of improvement in Kristin’s game from last year to this year. She has improved her distance off the tee. She is driving the ball much farther this year. Kristin put in the hard work to improve greatly and it has been reflected in her play for us this year,” said Hilliard.
The Lady Indians were also represented at the district tournament by Emily Louden (99), Madison Stratton (103), Larkyn Parry (112) and Mallory Parsons (114).
The Lady Indians closed a successful season that saw them run the table in Frontier Athletic Comference (FAC) play and win the FAC tournament to claim the regular season championship.
Hilliard was full of praise for all of his athletes and said, “We set out at the beginning of the year to try and shoot under 360 consistently as a team, we didn’t quite get there but we were close. Overall I am very proud of our girls they carried themselves well and represented Hillsboro in the best way.”
When asked to look ahead to next season Hilliard said, “This year was good experience for all of the girls. I think we will be in excellent shape next year with the experience that all of the ladies gained this season. Mallory has been great for us this year and really worked hard to improve despite only picking up the game earlier this year. We will also have Claire Wilkin back with us next year so I am definitely looking forward to it.”
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