Lady Pacer golfers open year with two wins

The Switzerland County girls varsity golf team has already started its season; and even with a young squad, the Lady Pacers are showing promise and improving every meet.

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The Switzerland County girls varsity golf team has already started its season; and even with a young squad, the Lady Pacers are showing promise and improving every meet.
Co-coaches Wade Hughes and Alan Konkle report that the team has already earned two victories so far in the young season. Here’s a look at the year so far:
— On Monday, July 30th, the Lady Pacers played their first match of the season at Sunrise Golf Course in Madison versus Shawe Memorial. Shawe did not have enough golfers to record a team score, but Switzerland County finished with a team score of 332.
Sierra Hamilton led the way for the Lady Pacers with a round of 57; while Ariel Oeffinger had a 64, Annabelle Bear had a 67, and both McKenli Scudder and Kora Ferguson each had rounds of 72.
— On Thursday, August 2nd, Switzerland County took on Jac-Cen-Del in a dual meet at Belterra, and again the Lady Pacers earned the win, posting a team score of 279 to outdistance Jac-Cen-Del’s team score of 295.
Once again, seniors Hamilton (61) and Oeffinger (66) led the way; followed by Bear with a 73 and Scudder and Ferguson with 79s.
“We’re very proud of the hard work the girls are putting into the season,” Coach Hughes said.
— On Friday, August 3rd, Switzerland County traveled to Butler Falls for a three-way meet versus Shawe Memorial and Southwestern. The Lady Pacers fell to a strong Southwestern team, but continued to show strong signs of progress. Hamilton again fired Switzerland County’s low score, carting a 59; followed by Oeffinger and Bear, each with a 66; and Scudder finished with a 68.
“The Lady Pacers golf team has one returner from last season, sophomore Annabelle Bear, and the rest of the team are first time golfers,” Coach Hughes said. “Coach Konkle and myself have been very impressed with these young ladies’ work ethic and desire to get better! We have improved every time we step on a golf course and as a coach that’s all you can ask of your team!”