Archive for Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Basehor-Linwood golfers show improvement at Perry Tournament

September 17, 2008

The Basehor-Linwood High School girls golf team made strides in the second tournament of the season last week - it didn't finish in last place.

That wasn't the only improvement.

Players appeared more comfortable on the golf course and were used to the pace of a varsity golf tournament.

Every Basehor-Linwood golfer improved her score from the previous week during the Perry-Lecompton Tournament that took place at the Alvamar Golf Course in Lawrence.

Basehor-Linwood shot 490 in the tournament to finish in 10th place. Topeka-Hayden shot 345 to win the tournament. De Soto/Mill Valley placed second with a 399. Rossville placed third with a 418.

West Franklin shot 527 and finished in 11th place. Turner finished in 12th place with a total round of 539.

Individually, Morgan Richardson shot a 107 in the tournament, firing a 51 on the front nine and 56 on the back nine. She shot 121 in the first tournament of the season.

Ashley Clayton finished with a 114, which featured a 51 on the front nine and 63 on the back. She also shot 121 in the season opener.

Nicole Vasquez shot 121 with a 62 on the front and 59 on the back. Vasquez shot 132 in the first tournament of the year.

Rachel Van Fleet shot a 148, which included a 72 on the front and 76 on the back. The performance was a stroke better than her play in the season opener.

While none of his golfers broke 100, coach Ben Chapman said his team is getting better.

"Overall, I am happy with our performance," Chapman said. "All of the girls improved their scores from the first tournament. Having their first tournament under their belt, I think the girls were able to settle down and just focus on playing golf. That's what I'm looking for at this time. Overcoming nerves and focusing on the things we work on in practice."

The Bobcats next play Sept. 24 at the Spring Hill Invitational.

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