Girls golf team swings into its season

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The Switzerland County girls varsity golf team may be low on numbers, but the team is battling hard during the first part of its season.

Here’s a look at the results so far:

– The squad’s first meet was at Belterra on Monday, August 4th. Jennings County won the meet with a team score of 228; followed by Switzerland County with a score of 278. Madison Shawe also competed, but did not have enough golfers to record a team score.

Individually for the Pacers: Rachel Ard had a 67; Kelsi Konkle and Kristen Rose each had 70s; and Hope Tankersley and Shelby Cole each shot scores of 71.

– On Tuesday, August 12th, the Lady Pacers played in a four-team event at Hoosier Links.

South Ripley won the meet with a score of 227; followed by Southwestern with 238; Switzerland County with 255; and Jac-Cen-Del with 271.

Individually: Kelsi Konkle shot a 55 to lead the Lady Pacers; with Rachel Ard shooting a 56. Kristen Rose had a 68; Shelby Cole had a 75; and Hope Tankersley fired a 79.

– Switzerland County then battled in a three-way meet at Hidden Valley on Thursday, August 14th.

South Dearborn won the meet with a score of 242; with Lawrenceburg second at 255 and Switzerland County in third with a score of 266.

Kelsi Konkle led the way for the Lady Pacers with a score of 63; followed by Rachel Ard with a 67; Hope Tankersley and Kristen Rose each had scores of 68; and Shelby Cole had a 69.

- Next came a meet at North Branch on Monday, August 18th. It was a four team invitational, with South Ripley winning with a team score of 210. Southwestern had a score of 239; Jac-Cen-Del had a 247; and Switzerland County did not have enough golfers to qualify for a team score.

Kristen Rose had a 67 in the meet; followed by Hope Tankersley with a score of 72 and Shelby Cole with a round of 75.

Natalie Wheeler is the team’s coach.