Photo by Lori PoteetNorth Montgomery’s Kennedy Bonwell was sixth with a 96.
Photo by Lori Poteet

North Montgomery’s Kennedy Bonwell was sixth with a 96.
Temperatures were lower than they have been and scores were higher.

That was the story of the Sagamore Athletic Conference girls' golf meet on Saturday at the Crawfordsville Country Club.

After a long day of battling the conditions and the course, Lebanon went home as the winner thanks to a low round of 354. North Montgomery was second at 411. Southmont took fourth with a team score of 430 and Crawfordsville rounded out the county teams with a 465 for sixth place.

"We'll take second for sure. We knew Lebanon was going to be tough to beat. Megan (Douglas) played really well. She had 10 5s in a row," Charger mentor Mark Shadiow said. "We were hoping our scores would be a little lower than that. We were hoping we would be in the 300s. Before the sectional we need to eliminate our huge numbers. Seems like every girl has two or three just really big numbers. We have to minimize the damage."

Douglas was the low scorer for the county with a 93. Allison Goodwin, who had only practiced twice since coming back from an injury, was the medalist for Lebanon with an 84. Fellow-Charger Kennedy Bonwell was also in the top-eight for All-Conference.

For Crawfordsville, Regina Go led the way. She finished tied for eighth as an individual with a 98.

"Regina played really well. She struggled on a few holes that ballooned her score up to 98, but she still made all conference and that was a goal," Crawfordsville head coach Roger Tribbett said. "Shania (Harrison) shot her best 18-hole score of her career. So I'm really proud of her and her continuing to work. Maggie Greer shot her best round on the front nine. Before the sectional we have to work on chipping and putting to get the big numbers down. We didn't play smart today. That's all a process of learning."

Soouthmont's Heather Ruby was the golfer that tied with Go.

"We could have done better today. Heather was frustrated all around. But everyone improved on the back nine," Southmont head coach Kayla Cooper said. "We could all have taken three strokes off to get up to third place, but we will take fourth. We all have different things to work on before the sectional. We're all in different places right now. We are getting more consistent on our short game."

The three Montgomery County schools will clash Wednesday at the Crawfordsville Municipal Course to determine the county champion.