BRAZIL -- The NPHS Lady Cougar golfers greatly improved their team score by shaving 21 strokes since losing to Greencastle a week ago.
While still waiting for their fifth player to join the team, the Lady Cougars are consistently dropping strokes in practice and are beginning to take on a more focused approach to the game.
Meeting up with sectional rival Northview, the Cougars were facing an experienced team from last year when the Knights went on to the regionals. Coming back with three returning seniors, the Knights took the meet with a 189, with the Cougars scoring a 225.
Throughout the evening the Cougars were plagued with penalties and some poor shot choices due to rule misunderstandings.
Ellen Wilborn drives were working well for her and she showed improvement with her irons, shooting a 51. Josie Parent stayed very consistent with only one real bad hole, shooting a 52. Jessie Cox improved her scorecard by shooting a 59, a strong game for her and one of her lowest scores. Olivia Zarate, shooting a 63, had a tough night with penalties. However, the biggest improvement for the entire team was in their low number of putts for the evening, averaging less that two per hole.
The Lady Cougars will face county rival South Putnam at Oak Ridge Aug. 21.