It was the first win for a Lincolnwood High School team in nearly six months, a fact that sounds worse than it really is since the Lancers have been dormant since the COVID-19 pandemic broke out prior to the spring sports season.
Still, the dual wins by the Lincolnwood girls and boys golf teams signaled the sign of some normalcy to the young athletes in Montgomery County’s panhandle, a normalcy that all hope isn’t short lived.
The Lady Lancers collected their win by posting three of the four lowest scores of the three-team meet, which also featured South County and North Mac.
Lincolnwood’s Dorie Krager would take medalist honors for the match with a 12-over-par 48. Krager tripled her first hole, number nine, but came back to finish the round with two pars, three bogeys and three double bogeys.
Krager was backed by Jordyn Gerlach and Micah Gehlbach, who shot rounds of 50 and 53. Gerlach had a par on the eighth hole and did no worse than triple bogey on any of the nine to take second place, while Gehlbach parred the two par-5 holes (number four and number nine) to finish tied for third with South County’s Lauren Williams.
Shelby Hattenbach would shoot a 60 to finish out the scoring for the Lancers, who shot a 211 as a team to beat South County by 25 and North Mac by 37.
In addition to the four scoring rounds, Lincolnwood got a 65 from Marisa Webb, a 67 from Jhia Walker and a 69 from Kaylee Gerlach.
Barring unforeseen circumstances, Lincolnwood will be back at home on Monday, Aug. 24, as they host Carlinville, North Mac and Williamsville at Shoal Creek Golf Course in Raymond.
August 17 at Raymond
Shoal Creek Golf Course - Par 36
Girls Golf Team Scores: 1. Lincolnwood/Morrisonville 211; 2. South County 236; 3. North Mac 248.
Medalist: Dorie Krager (LW) 48.
Lincolnwood/Morrisonville (211) - Dorie Krager 48, Jordyn Gerlach 50, Micah Gehlbach 53, Shelby Hattenbach 60, Marisa Webb 65, Jhia Walker 67, Kaylee Gerlach 69.
South County (236) - Lauren Williams 53, Grace Rector 55, Emma Points 62, Amber Mies 66, Ella Gray 68, Myra Workman 69.
North Mac (248) - Jenna Blankenship 60, Dani Maddox 62, Karleigh Prose 62, Abby Hendricks 64, Megan Donley 66.
Records: Lincolnwood/Morrisonville (2-0); South County (1-1); North Mac (0-2).