Lady Eagle golfers win season-opening Jamboree
The Frankenmuth varsity girls’ golf team opened its 2014 season with a league jamboree triumph.
The Lady Eagles traveled to Bay County Golf Course on August 20 as Essexville Garber hosted the first Tri-Valley Conference Jamboree.
The depth of the team was evident, with all six players shooting in the 50s or better. ‘Muth came in with a 194, followed by Freeland (201) and Ithaca (219).
Junior Shayna Schneider was team medalist with a 43. Sophomore Megan Watkins shots a 46, senior Abby Vaughn came in with a 52 and senior Carly McMartin carded a 53.
Freshman Shelby Schneider scored a 55 and junior Ann Curtis had a personal best 58.
“The team as a whole played exceptionally well for the first match of the season. All players were returning upper classmen who were familiar with the course, with the exception of Shelby Schneider,” FHS Coach Matt Vaughn said. “If today was any indication of how the girls’ season is going to be, we have a lot to anticipate from this team.”
Five days later, the Lady Eagles competed in the second TVC Jamboree, this time at Caro’s Arrowhead Golf Club.
Despite playing without the team’s top two players, Watkins and Shayna Schneider, ‘Muth tied for second with Ithaca, carding a 232. Freeland won the Jamboree with a 203.
“Meg and Shayna were in Traverse City, playing the second day of the Lober Classic, along with Ann Curtis and Audrey Blegen,” Vaughn pointed out.
Abby Vaughn was team medalist with a 51. Shelby Schneider fired a 52, sophomore Hannah Turk played her first varsity match and shot 64, Carly McMartin shot 65 despite a difficult start on the first hole, Paige LaBrenz shot 65 and sophomore Alli Farago played in her first match of the season, carding a 74.
Jamboree No. 3 will be at Ithaca Thursday, August 28, competing on The Fields Gold Course. FHS returns home for their own Jamboree, set for Thursday, September 4. A trip to Chesaning for the fifth Jamboree will take place on Tuesday, September 9.