Eagle golfers place third at Northview

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

BRAZIL -- Heather Hughes walked away from the Forest Park Golf Course Tuesday with a 41.

But it wasn't enough as the South Putnam girls' golf squad placed third in a four-way match against Northview, South Vermillion and Rockville.

Both Northview and South Vermillion shot 203s. The Knights won the tiebreaker on the fifth score.

South Putnam finished with a 218, a score coach Debbie Steffy said she was pleased with since the Eagles were playing without their No. 2 golfer, Grace Aker.

"The score we shot as a team I'm pretty proud of," Steffy said. "I thought our girls stepped up to fill those shoes."

Rockville also fired a 274.

Steffy said she's hoping Aker will be back for Thursday's home match against Tri-West. However, she said it's possible Aker won't be back until the Eagles take part in the West Central Conference Tournament Saturday.

The Eagles played the back-9 at Forest Park Tuesday. South Putnam has played the front portion of the course before but Steffy said she felt it was good to play the back-9 since the postseason is coming up.

"That's a plus," Steffy said.

Steffy added she was pleased with Hughes' 41.

"She's capable of doing that in about every match," Steffy said.

Other scores for the Eagles included Cassie Warren with a 58, Sarah Burnham with a 59, Kelsey Searles with a 60, Sarah Dobson with a 60, Cierra Perry with a 61 and Tiffani Cox with a 722.

South Vermillion's Bailey Craft won medal honors with a 40 while Northview was paced by Savannah Pursell's 48. Rockville was led by Jerica Carrington's 60.

The Eagles will host the Bruins at the Oak Ridge Golf Course Thursday, starting at 4:30 p.m.

At Forest Park

Northview 203, South Vermillion 203, South Putnam 218, Rockville 273

*Northview wins match via fifth score.

Northview -- Pursell 48, Thomlinson 51, Oehler 51, Trout 53, Melega 55, Miller 56, Rentschler 65, French 66.

South Vermillion -- Craft 40, Gilbert 52, Milam 52, Bruce 59, Powell 60.

South Putnam -- Hughes 41, Warren 58, Burnham 59, Searles 60, Dobson 60, Perry 61, Cox 72.

Rockville -- Carrington 60, Vukovits 65, Miller 73, Gregg 76.

Next match -- South Putnam (3-5) face Tri-West at home Thursday, beginning at 4:30 p.m.

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