CLAYTON -- The Greencastle girls' golf team placed third at Deer Creek Thursday in a match with Brownsburg and home team Cascade.
The Cadets won with a 218, the Bulldogs were second a 224, and the Tiger Cubs had a 229.
"We shot a 234 on the same nine at Deer Creek a week and half ago and were hoping to have a bigger improvement than five strokes," the coach said. "Individually, we didn't have many good scores tonight."
Chelsea Samuels led GHS with a 53, followed by freshman Katie Hedge's 57. Kristen Hutcheson was next with a 59. Diane Wokoun closed out the scoring with a 60, while Kay Wood added a 64.
Hutcheson was the pleasant surprise for Kingma and the Cubs, as she improved greatly from her last performance at the course.
"Kristen was the bright spot as she shot 12 strokes better here than last week and is getting more comfortable with some swing changes we made," Kingma said.
At Deer Creek
Cascade 218, Brownsburg 224, Greencastle 229
Medalist -- Emily Sharp (C) 49
Greencastle (229) -- Chelsea Samuels 53, Katie Hedge 57, Kristen Hutcheson 59, Diane Wokoun 60, Kay Wood 64.
Cascade (218) -- Emily Sharp 49, Shelby Settles 50, Morgan Schoch 59, Hilary Fox 60, Abby Toole 67.
Brownsburg (224) -- Taylor Tobaben 50, Alli Lindenschmidt 55, Laura Smith 59, Tori Watson 60, Brooke Woods 60.
Next match -- Greencastle hosts North Montgomery at 4:30 p.m. Monday.