Talk about swinging toward success! The East Atchison Lady Wolves Golf Team has had a fantastic start to the 2016 season. The girls won the Plattsburg Tournament on Monday, August 22, and then the following day defeated Maryville, Missouri, at Tarkio Golf Course. The Lady Wolves’ 185 9-hole score on Tuesday, August 23, broke the school record.
The Plattsburg Best Ball Tournament saw the Lady Wolves winning with a 18-hole team score of 286, defeating Benton’s 309, and Lawson’s 339. Bree Barnett and Jae Barnett played as a team and scored 90, tying for second place along with Lauren Quimby (who had a partner from another team). Chloe Bruns and Kaely Kirwan played as a team and scored 106, tying for fourth place. The girls not only earned individual medals, but also a plaque for the team.
At the Tarkio match-up against Maryville, Tarkio scored a 185 to Maryville’s varsity score of 210 and Maryville’s jr. varsity score of 245. Bree Barnett was the match medalist with a 40. Lauren Quimby came in second with a 42. Kaely Kirwan golfed a 49, Chloe Bruns a 54, and Jae Barnett a 64.
Coach Behrens said, “The girls got their season started off great! We set a new EA Wolves 9-hole team score at our match and coincidentally, that score (185) bested the record we set last season by one stroke. The girls continue to work hard and, more importantly, represent the community very well. If the work continues, we may be in line for a special season.”
The Lady Wolves traveled to Savannah, Missouri, to compete against Savannah and Plattsburg on Thursday, August 25. East Atchison once again came home the winner with a score of 197 to Savannah’s 209 and Plattsburg’s 231. Bree Barnett was the match medalist with a 40. Lauren Quimby scored a 45, Chloe Bruns a 54, Kaely Kirwan a 58, and Jae Barnett a 65.
The next home match for the Lady Wolves is at 4 p.m. Tuesday, September 13, at the Tarkio Golf Course against Auburn, Nebraska.