Girls' golf place second in first GNL match of season
The Cheney girls’ golf team took second place at the first Great Northern League match of the season, March 24, in Clarkston. The Blackhawks finished with a score of 568 —16 strokes behind first-place Clarkston.
In individual scores, Cheney’s Cheyenne Marchand came in third with a 102 while her teammate Steffi Cunningham clinched fourth with a 104. Clarkston’s Grace Frazier placed first after shooting an 84.
Shyann Morton hit 111 while Tessa Heiydt shot 130. Jaceya Prophet and Gabbi Tibbitts recorded scores of 137 and 149, respectively.
Head coach Gerald Morton said the team had some trouble playing on a new course for the first time and scores were not “as they had hoped.”
“Several girls had problems putting which was understandable as the greens were like putting on ice,” Morton said.
Morton said the team knows they are in the running for first and hopes they can still get there.
“With Clarkston’s freshman coming out and shooting an 84, we are going to have to focus and work harder to have a crack at taking first,” Morton said.
Despite the difficulty on the course, Morton said the match was a great start to the season and the team has the “talent and the ability to take 30 plus strokes off” their team score.
The girls’ golf team will next compete in the Kennewick Invite. March 26.
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