CLAYTON -- The North Putnam girls' golf team was back in action Tuesday in a three way meet with Cascade and Plainfield at Deer Creek golf course. Plainfield played the course extremely well and won the meet by shooting a 176. Cascade came in second with a 197 and the Cougars scored 229.
Having not played in a meet since a week ago and having only one practice and three days off for the holiday, the Cougars came back and showed a much improved game.
Valerie Scott led the Cougars with a 51 followed by Josie Parent with a 56. Ellen Wilborn and Olivia Zarate both shot a 61 and Courtney Smith carded a 62. Jessie Cox came in with a 67 for the Cougars.
"Olivia is coming on strong since the start of the season," head coach Lindy Patrick said. "This is the first time her score has counted in the team score. Jessie is also improving and has continued to get below 70 in the last several meets.
Still facing some problems with their game, the Cougars overall played much better than the previous week. With some extra practice time last week on the short game, the girls are now feeling better about what they can do around the green and on the green.
"We still have some mental blocks in some aspects of the game, but I believe these will all be worked out by the conference meet this Saturday," Patrick said.
The Cougars close its regular season Tuesday against Western Boone at Twin Bridges.