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Neighbors Growing Together | Nov 24, 2017

Girls golf team wins by one stroke

By Bill Gatchel | Apr 25, 2017
Photo by: Andy Krutsinger - GTNS Carly Burlingame takes a putt during the conference meet at Mt. Pleasant Monday, April 24.

The Washington girls golf team played in conference action against Fairfield and Mt. Pleasant Monday, April 24, where there were only five strokes between the first and third place teams.

Washington won the meet by one stroke over host Mt. Pleasant 194-195 and Fairfield ended the day with a 199.

The meet medalist was Washington’s Sarah Nacos who had a 36, beating both Mt. Pleasant’s Cali Liechty and Fairfield’s Kylee Marlay by nine stokes as they were co-runners up.

Both Allison Vogel and Megan Strabala from Washington tied with a 51, Carly Burlingame shot a 56, Emily Waite had a 66 and Kaitlyn Mitchell had a 70.

Coach Leonard Kull is pleased with the outcome.

“We performed reasonably well despite it being our first away meet, it being windy and it being against two high-quality teams. It was all positives.”

As for individual players Sarah Nacos had an amazing round Kull says.

“She hit the ball to the green and putted well. When she got in trouble, she got out well with bogeys but had birdies to balance out the score. She has a lot of confidence and is a bright spot on the team and we expected that.

“We had two ‘pedestrian’ rounds with Megan Strabala and Allison Vogel. They haven’t scored their best rounds of the year yet.

“We are trying to get things organized and when things click for them, we will be dropping strokes quickly.

“With Carly Burlingame, she’s been solid right at double-bogey and hasn’t been able to get over the hump.

“She’s been working hard at it. We will just have to let her do what she needs to do to improve.

Kaitlyn Mitchell had her low round of the year and Emily Waite has started to show signs of hitting the ball straighter.

“Our scratch player, Kirsten Twinam, had a little trouble hitting, but is working at it and is enjoying herself.

“One positive is the entire team is working to go forward.”

The girls are scheduled to play at Fairfield Thursday at the Izaak Walton League course.

“We’ve never played there before,” Kull says. “So we will get a chance to see that. Starting next week, our schedule picks up steam going forward with tournaments. Hopefully we will get our feet under us and perform to the best of our abilities. One positive about everything is that the entire team is working hard to go forward.”

The meet at Fairfield is set to begin at 3 p.m.

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