BRAZIL -- Putnam County golfers turned in three of the top four performances at Tuesday's Eagle Invitational at Oak Ridge Golf Course.
Julia Porter of Monrovia was medalist with a two-over 74. Southmont won the team event with a 403.
South Putnam placed fifth with a 420, while the Clovers were eighth at 489.
Four both county squads, the day was a combination of solid performances from veterans and new experience for younger players. Not only was it the first varsity tournament for several girls, they also had to deal with the day's intermittent rain.
The Eagles, who lost three seniors from last year's team, were anchored by the solid performances from juniors Hughes and Aker. The other three players are all sophomores and new to the varsity experience.
Cassie Warren fired a 120, Sarah Dobson turned in a 125 and Kelsey Searles had a 141.
"I was pleased with how they played. I thought they handled it very well," Eagle coach Debbie Steffy said. "I wasn't displeased with their scores and I'm looking forward to seeing improvement by the end of the season."
For the Clovers, Langdon was the obvious highlight. Fellow returnee Elizabeth Wiley added a 114. Landgon's score was a 29-shot improvement over the same tourney last year, while Wiley showed a 21-stroke improvement.
"Kayla and Elizabeth showed great improvement due to their work on the course this summer," Clover coach Ken Williams said. "Even though we placed eighth, we actually scored better than I expected with two new team members."
Newcomer Victoria Boyette shot a 122 while Erica Looper had a 168.
"I think Victoria and Erica will both improve rapidly as we spend a lot of time on the course over these next two weeks," Williams said.
Both squads are back in action at 1 p.m. today for the Clover Invitational at Clover Meadows.
At Oak Ridge
Southmont 403, Danville 409, Monrovia 409, North Montgomery 412, South Putnam 420, Cascade 433, Edgewood 463, Cloverdale 489
Top individuals -- 1. Julia Porter (M) 74, 2. Kayla Langdon (Cl) 85, 3. (tie) Heather Hughes, Grace Aker (SP) 88, 5. Pettit (NM) 89.
South Putnam (420) -- Hughes 88, Aker 88, Cassie Warren 120, Sarah Dobson 125, Kelsey Searles 141.
Cloverdale (489) -- Langdon 85, Elizabeth Wiley 114, Victoria Boyette 122, Erica Looper 168.
Next match -- Cloverdale and South Putnam will be back in action today in the Cloverdale Invitational at Clover Meadows. The tournament begins at 1 p.m.