Warrensburg outpaced the field in a three-team golf meet Monday at the Sedalia Country Club, carding a 161 to beat Sacred Heart who scored a 204 and Smith-Cotton who scored a 208. Warrensburg’s Hanna Johnson and Maggie Kohl shared medalist honors with 37. Teammate Taylor Black was one stroke behind with a 38.
Black and Sacred Heart’s Olivia Sobaski, playing in the same group, were tied going into the ninth hole before Sobaski found the rough on the left behind a screen of trees with her tee shot and hit her second off a tree and into the rough on the other side of the fairway. She finished that hole with an eight and the round with a 41.
“Nine, definitely my punch shot was too aggressive and that got me into more trouble,” she said. “It’s just a small mental mistake and I’m not really worried about it. It’s something easily overcome.”
Up until that point, she had three pars, a birdie and four bogeys to sit at three-over-par.
“The first eight holes were not too bad, a couple mistakes here and there, but nothing too bad,” she said.
Claire Sobaski shot a 49, knocking in a 25-foot putt to close out the round.
“I was really just hoping to get it close by so I could two-putt it,” she said. “I lined it up good enough to putt it in on the first try.”
Overall, she felt her putter was solid on Monday working on faster-than-usual greens resulting in a lot of two-putts.
“I felt like it went good,” she said. “There were some things I could have improved on, just my aim, but I felt like I did really good.”
Sacred Heart got a 54 from Abby Smeltzer, a 60 from Anjanae Williams and a 64 from Noelle Sunnarborg.
Smith-Cotton was led by Annie Guier who shot a 43 led by solid drives and chipping. After carding sixes on the third, fifth and sixth holes, she played the final three holes in even par. On the par-5 ninth, she put her tee shot in the fairway about 220 yards from the green, then after finding rough with her second shot, reached the green in three.
“It was OK,” she said. “I could have done a lot better.”
Taylor Fisher shot a 51. Peyton Sharp shot a 54. Brooklyn Boeschen shot a 60 and Reagan Braverman shot a 61.
“We had a tough day but there’s always tomorrow,” said S-C coach Chris Guffey.
Madison Billingsley of Green Ridge shot a 49.
Green Ridge will host Osage on Tuesday. Smith-Cotton will host Helias, Jefferson City and Warrensburg on Monday. Sacred Heart will face Boonville on Sept. 1.
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