BRAZIL -- The Greencastle girls' golf team shaved 37 strokes off their game in a 24-hour period to post a third-place finish Thursday. Greencastle placed third with a score of 200, behind Northview's 191 and Crawfordsville's 193.
"While we took a loss, this was our best round of the year," Tiger Cub coach Brad Kingma said. "Everyone shot below their averages and Chelsea (Samuels), Diane (Wokoun) and Michelle (Nguyen) each set their personal bests for nine holes."
Samuels continued her strong play by posting a 42 for the Tiger Cubs. Wokoun stepped up and dropped 15 strokes off her previous night's score by carding a 48.
Greencastle also had a trio of strikers shot in the 50s. Katie Hedge was the first of these with a 54. Kristen Hutcheson shot a 56 for GHS and Kay Wood had a 57. Nguyen shot a 67 for Greencastle.
"Hopefully we can take this momentum into conference on Saturday and sectionals on the same course next week," Kingma commented.
Kingma noted that Samuels started rough with a double bogey on 12 and a triple bogey on 14. After her struggles, Samuels scored a par followed by three straight birdies. Wokoun also finished strong by going two-over par over her last four holes.
In Wednesday's match, Greencastle placed second against Mooresville and Rockville at home.
Mooresville was first with a 186, with Greencastle following with a 237 and Rockville third at 298.
Samuels led Greencastle with a 48, followed by Hutcheson's 61, Wokoun's 63 and Hedge's 65. Wood rounded out the scoring with a 70.
Greencastle will compete in the West Central Conference tournament at Deer Creek G.C. at 11 a.m. Saturday.
Northview 191, Crawfordsville 193, Greencastle 200
Medalist -- Staton (CHS) 37
Greencastle -- Samuels 42, Wokoun 48, Hedge 54, Hutcheson 56, Wood 57, Nguyen 67
Northview -- Pursell 43, Oehler 45, Thomlinson 49, Miller 54, Melega 60, Rentschler 65
Crawfordsville -- Staton 37, A. Johnson 50, Hamilton 51, Wolf 55, R. Johnson 57, Servies 61
Mooresville 186, Greencastle 237, Rockville 298
Medalist -- Richardson 42
Greencastle -- Samuels 48, Hutcheson 61, Wokoun 63, Hedge 65, Wood 70
Mooresville -- Richardson 42, Robinson 46, Martinelli 48, McQueen 50, Ever 64, Bantley 65
Rockville -- Vukovits 67, Carrington 75, Gregg 75, Miller 81
Next match -- Greencastle will compete in the West Central Conference tournament at Deer Creek G.C. at 11 a.m. Saturday.