Lady Pacers earn first-ever ORVC girls golf tournament title
Sporting a perfect match record, the Switzerland County Lady Pacer varsity golf team continued its impressive season on Saturday, September 2nd, winning the school’s first-ever conference golf title.
The Lady Pacers finished the 18-hole conference match hosted by Southwestern with a team total of 432 to earn first place. Milan finished second with a team score of 432 also, but Switzerland County won the title because by rule the tie breaker goes to the fifth score — the first score not counted in the team score — and the Lady Pacers had a fifth golfer, Maleah Wolf (65-62=127), while Milan only had four.
Third place was earned by Jac-Cen-Del with a total of 475; Rising Sun was fourth with 496; and Southwestern was fifth with 528.
Both Shawe Memorial and South Ripley had golfers participate, but did not have enough participants to record a team score.
Individually, Alexis Mangold led the Lady Pacers with an 18-hole score of 96 (49-47); and Payton Stow was second on the team with a round of 110 (54-56).
Marilynn Dalrymple was right behind, finishing in third for the team with a round of 111 (50-61); and Madison Hannan was fourth with a round of 115 (59-56).
Team member Bri Stow was not available to play for Switzerland County due to a medical condition, but was on hand to cheer on her teammates.
By virtue of their overall placing, three Switzerland County golfers: Mangold, Stow, and Dalrymple, all earned spots on the All Conference team.
Kira Wells of Shawe Memorial was the meet’s low medalist, finishing with a score of 83 (40-43).
Rising Sun was led by Vanessa Woodruff with a 111 (56-55); Kiera Otter had a 122 (61-61); Makenzie McDanell had a 131 (64-67); Allison Givan had a 132 (65-67); and Olivia Cate had a 138 (68-70).
Last Tuesday, August 29th, Switzerland County participated in a dual meet with Jac-Cen-Del at Belterra.
The Lady Pacers finished with a team score of 229; while the Lady Eagles did not have enough golfers to record a team score.
Mangold led the way with a score of 53; followed by Payton Stow with a 54 and Dalrymple with a 59.
Hannan had a 60; Wolf finished with a 63; Rylee Monjar had a 64; McKira Scudder had a 67; and Makayla Bowling also participated, but her individual score was not available.
On Wednesday, August 30th, the Lady Pacers won a five team match, which also featured Shawe Memorial, Jac-Cen-Del, Southwestern, and Oldenburg Academy.
Again, Switzerland County earned first place, posting a team score of 226.
Mangold was again the team medalist with a score of 51; followed by Payton Stow with a round of 56 and Wolf with a score of 59.
Hannan carted a round of 60; followed by Monjar with a 63; Bowling with a 63; Brelynn Justice with a 66; Scudder with a 66; and Dalrymple with a 69.