Story and photo by Mark Carpenter –
The Adams County County Club was the site of a four-team girls golf match on Friday, Aug. 26 as 21 girls on the club course battled the heat in a nine-hole match. The host West Union Lady Dragons welcomed the North Adams Lady Devils, the Peebles lady Indians, and the Eastern Brown Lady Warriors for an all-Southern Hills Athletic League competition.
The Lady Dragons continued their outstanding play in the 2016 season by taking the match, with their low-score team total of 173 strokes. West union was led by senior Mackenzie Smith, who finished the day with a 42, besting teammate DeAnna Caraway by a single stroke. Right behind Smith and Caraway were two Lady dragon golfers, Lindsey Daniel and Alex Clark, both of whom shot 44. Also completing the nine holes for wEst Union were Lucy Kersey (52), Linda Lynch (63), and Madison Fulton (66).
The second place team on the day was Eastern brown, led by three golfers, Cassidy Staggs with a 43, Whitney Broughton with a 45, and Payton Dorsey, who carded a 49. Also on the course for the Lady Warriors were Caitlyn Helton (60) and Mikayla Minnix (63).
Third place on the day went to the North Adams Lady Devils, led by the nine-hole score of 45 posted by Caitlin Young. Caley Grooms shot 53, Erin Newman 58, Brooklyn Young 63, and Lexie Bunn 64 for the Lady Devils.
Finally, the Peebles squad was paced by a solid 44 in nine holes by Savannah McCoy, with Nicole Burns shooting 51, Jessica Newman 64, and Shay Baldwin 67.