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Lady Wildcat golfers nipped in first dual of season

By The NEWS-EXAMINER

BROOKVILLE — Hosting the Richmond Red Devils at Brook Hill Golf Club in its first dual of the season, the Franklin County girls golf team fell just short by a 161-165 score on Monday evening.

Three players, Abby Orschell, Maggie Brack and Camryn Brewer all shot team-low scores of 41 on the home course, but the team effort still fell four strokes short.

“We played a very tough Richmond squad tonight,” Franklin County head coach Marisa Mears said afterward. “We fought them hard and ended up losing by those four shots.”

In spite of the loss, Mears was inspired by the effort from her charges.

“All the girls are really hitting the ball well right now,” she said. “Every stroke counts against good teams like Richmond and I feel our short game once again let us down.

“I’m proud of the score we finished with tonight, and I know we will keep working hard to improve.”

Also posting scores for FC on the night were Gracie Graf (42) and Ashlan Hill (44).

For the junior varsity unit, scorers by the Wildcats included Taylor McCreary (54), Erin Hesselbrock (54), Sam Ebrens (59) and Kelsie Brackney (64).

The loss comes on the heels of a third-place finish at the Greensburg Invitational, played on Saturday.

Richmond won that meet as well, the Lady Devils finishing with a team score of 333. Host Greensburg was second at 336. Franklin County was next at 370, followed by Mooresville (383), Greenfield-Central (387), Batesville (391), Triton Central (401), Indian Creek (404), Jennings County (412), Shelbyville (413), East Central (416), Franklin Central (422), Hagerstown (438) and Rushville (447).

Individually, the Lady Cats got scores from Orschell (84), Brack (88), Graf (92), Brewer (106) and Hill (108). The scores by Orschell and Graf were personal bests.

Lady Patriot golfers earn pair of dual wins

The Union County High School girls golf team picked up a pair of wins over Cambridge City Lincoln (Friday) and Monroe Central (Monday).

Traveling to face the Lady Golden Eagles at Winding Branch golf, the Lady Patriots came away with a 197-266 victory.

Sarah Schwab paced UC with a nine-hole score of 41 at the tilt. She was followed by teammates Haylee King (42), Emily Treadway (56), Olivia Curry (58) and Morgan Ball (65).

Lincoln was led by Kari Meal, who finished with a score of 58. She was followed by Savannah Dungan, who carded a score of 67.

Tri-High earned an individual score at the meet, as Camren Ewing was the lone representative for her school, finishing with a 72.

Union County’s win over Monroe Central on Monday was paced by King, as she completed nine holes at Liberty Country Club with a 4-over-par score of 39. She finished with one birdie, the golfer collecting that on the par-4 seventh hole.

She was followed on the UC leaderboard by Schwab (47), Treadway (51), Curry (53) and Ball (60).

Union County stands at 3-0 on the season.