Lady Eagle golfers hold 22-stroke lead in TVC action
The Frankenmuth varsity girls’ golf team increased its lead in league action last week as six of the Lady Eagles finished among the top 10 golfers at Caro.
‘Muth traveled to Arrowhead Country Club on September 14 for the third Tri-Valley Conference East Division Jamboree. The team shot 188, with Freeland carding a 207. Through three Jamborees, FHS leads by 22 strokes over the second-place Falcons.
“When Freeland edged us at the previous Jamboree at Chesaning, that didn’t set too well with our team, even though we held a slight lead by three strokes,” FHS Coach Doug Schneider said. “So, they came out focused for this event.”
The Caro course tests all golfers’ patience with its heavily-wooded walls around each hole, with sharp dog legs on almost every hole.
“It tests your patience and your accuracy with all of your clubs and our ladies were up for the challenge. All six of our players finished in the top nine spots. Only three opposing players broke into our team’s scoring range,” Schneider pointed out.
Senior Meg Watkins was the Jamboree medalist with a strong 42. Sophomore Sophia Lee scored a personal best 47, placing her second on the team and third overall.
“Sophia continues to improve her score each week. It is impressive to see how each area of her game continues to improve each week from her dedication and focus each day at practice. We have not seen her limit yet,” Schneider said.
Junior Shelby Schneider was four overall with a 49, senior Hannah Turk was sixth with a 50 and senior Grace Smith and freshman Katelyn Piesko tied for ninth place with a pair of 54s.
Chesaning was third with a 233, the host Tigers came in with a 237 and Essexville Garber had 246 strokes.
The Eagles will host the next TVC Jamboree at 3pm today (September 21). They will travel to Midland Dow on Monday, September 26, for a noon match and wrap up league play at Freeland’s Twin Oaks Golf Course at 1pm Wednesday, September 28.
Frankenmuth will compete in the MHSAA Division 4 Region No. 20 on Wednesday, October 5, at Brookside Golf Course, hosted by Lakeview High School. The school roster will include the following: Caro, Chesaning, Essexville Garber, Frankenmuth, Freeland, Ithaca, Lakeview, Saginaw Nouvel Catholic Central, Saginaw Valley Lutheran, Shepherd, St. Louis and Stanton Central Montcalm.
Forest Akers West Golf Course in East Lansing will be the site of the MHSAA Division 4 state finals, set for Friday and Saturday, October 14-15.