Girls golf team falls to Northmont

CLAYTON — Led by seniors Hannah Toth, Ashley Singer and Amara Tipple the Northmont girls golf team posted a 198 to 231 victory Thursday at Meadowbrook Golf Course.

Toth posted the lowest score with a 47, Singer finished with a 48, Tipple had a 49 junior Delaney Schmidt had a 54, junior Samantha DeSpain carded a 56 and freshman Jaedin Bowers posted a 64.

“We were glad to be under 200 for today’s match,” said Northmont Coach Vivian Bibler. “We had some girls that scored higher than they normally do and I would think all of them except Hannah Toth scored higher. Ashley Singer scored lower with her best score this year, but Amara Tipple’s 49 was a little high for her. She usually scores lower than that. Jaedin Bowers had a rough day out here and Delaney Schmidt played about her normal average. Butler has a lot of new girls and their coach was proud of how they played and handled the course. Meadowbrook is a lot longer than Butler’s home course, Cassel Hills, and a more difficult course by the way that it is sloped.”

Bibler added that she would love to see her team score lower than 198 at home, but she knows her players have a good feel for the course and how it putts and feels the scores will drop as the team plays more home matches.

Senior Kaitlyn Jackson led Butler with a low round of 54 while freshman Lexi Crawford finished with a 55. Junior Hailee Perry finished with a 60, sophomore Breanne Kroeker and Elly Dukes both had a 62 and junior Savanna Dunlevy had a 65.

The Lady Aviators were short two varsity players, which affected the team’s overall score.

“I moved two players up from JV and I think the girls had a very good showing,” said Butler Coach Dee Hoffman. “Everyone is improving. That is what is important and I want them to have fun. I do feel that the majority of the time they get out here and they get so worried. My job is to keep them relaxed. The majority of the girls are beginner golfers. Of all the girls I had today there was only three returning players. All the rest are brand new girls playing their first year of golf, so I think these scores are very decent for a brand new golfer.”

Players from both teams were caught off guard as far as being mentally ready to play. Girls from both teams commented that they never imagined they would get the match in after the heavy downpour that swept through the area earlier in the afternoon.

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By Ron Nunnari

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