Cougar golfers second in triangular

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Greencastle senior Bailey Shuee was the second low scorer on Monday in a triangular girls’ golf match with a 45.

Lebanon won the match with a 189, while North Putnam was second with 228 and Greencastle placed third with 238.

Abby Simmerman shot a 54 to pace the Cougars.

“Lebanon has played in four tournaments already, but Greencastle and North Putnam played their first meet of the season,” said North Putnam coach Linda Patrick, noting Greencastle has been rained out of three scheduled meets and North Putnam was playing its first scheduled meet.

Patrick noted the Lady Cougars return with six experienced players and two new members to the team.

Backing up Simmerman’s performance were sophomores Haylee Greene and Nyiah Goff, who both carded a 56.

Brittany Bonifacius carded a 62, followed by Grace Timm with a 64. Sophomore Mady Williams, Alley Angermeier, and freshman Ashley Lawless fill out the Lady Cougars’ roster for the season.

“The experience of the players and the quick learning of the freshmen will greatly make the Lady Cougars a competitive team this season,” Patrick said.

The Lady Cougars will host Cascade on Thursday at 4:30 p.m.

For Greencastle, returning sophomore Molly Ramey shot a 53 to place second on the team. Senior Serena Patch (68), freshman Kadence Shaner (72) and junior Jennifer Scott (76) rounded out the scoring in their first-ever high school golf competitions.

“The weather was very warm and the course played fast as the Cubs began the new season,” Greencastle coach Steve Paquin said. “Bailey and Molly had two nice scores from the two returning players from last years county, conference and regional qualifying team.

“This team will struggle early in the season as the inexperience will become learning the many shots, rules, scoring, and different courses that will help the girls to play a very difficult game," he added. “I see this team improving and becoming competitive with the other teams on the schedule as the season progresses.”

The Tiger Cubs will play at Terre Haute South today at 4:30 p.m. at Rea Park.