GALION — On Tuesday, September 4, Valley View Golf Course in Galion was one of the sites for the Division II, Northwest District Sectional Girls Golf Tournament.
In competition on the day at Valley View were golfers representing the Colonel Crawford Lady Eagles, the Clear Fork Lady Colts and the Galion Lady Tigers. In sectional play, the top-three teams advance to the district tournament, as well as the top-three individuals not on advancing teams.
When all was said and done on Tuesday, the lone advancing golfer from those three teams would be Crawford’s Mariah Cotsamire. Cotsamire shot a 47 on the front-nine and a 52 on the back-nine to record an 18-hole score of 99. That score was good for 13th overall in the field and good enough to earn the final advancing spot in the rankings.
The three teams advancing on the day were: 1. Huron- 341; 2. Shelby- 356 and 3. Edison- 382. The Lady Eagles finished fourth overall as a team with a total score of 428. Clear Fork picked up seventh place at 468 and Galion finished their return season in ninth overall, shooting a team score of 502.
Just missing the cut for Crawford was Chelsea Daubenspeck. Daubenspeck shot a 52 and a 49, totalling 101 and finishing 16th in the field of 64 golfers. Also in action for the Lady Eagles were: 22. Madison Furr- 56, 53- 109; 31. Katie Reynolds- 58, 61- 119 and 48. Lexie Hillman- 63, 68- 131.
For the Lady Colts, Brooke Beer fell one-stroke behind from advancing on the day, shooting a 51 and a 49 for a total of 100 and a tie for 14th place. Other scores for Clear Fork Tuesday were: 21. Sam York- 58, 50- 108; t29. Cleo Craw- 54, 64- 118; 56. Hannah Blakley- 76, 66- 142 and 63. Katie Conrad- 99, 90- 189.
Galion’s girls saw their season come to an end with Julia Conner turning in their best score, finishing tied for 33rd with a 121 (60, 61). Also participating in their first sectional tourney for the Tigers were: 42. Missy VonHoupe- 65, 60- 125; t45. Izzie Willacker- 60, 68- 128; t45. Ellexia Ratcliff- 63, 65- 128 and 64. Abby Crager- 102, 103- 205.
Shelby sophomore, Nicole Jones, dominated the field on Tuesday. Jones shot a 32 on the front-nine and a 33 on the back-nine to finish with a remarkable 65 on the day. That score placed her as the champion, defeating the runner-up, Edison senior Jordan Pruitt (42, 37- 79), by 14 strokes.
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