It was a tough day on the course for a lot of teams, including the Hillsboro Lady Hiltoppers on Tuesday, Aug. 31, as Marquette Catholic hosted the Toppers, Civic Memorial, Jerseyville and Roxana at Spencer T. Olin Golf Course.
The Explorers dominated their home course, shooting a 160, the only one of the five teams to break 200. Jerseyville finished second with a 201, while Civic Memorial was third with a 223. Roxana and Hillsboro rounded out the team scores with a 239 and a 249 respectively.
The Explorers had five of the top seven individual scores, including a 3-under-par 33 from Gracie Piar that earned medalist honors. The five Marquette scores plus two rounds from Jerseyville were the only ones under 50 for the day.
“The greens were fast and had lots of subtle breaks. The girls were three-putting a lot, and also had some four putts,” Coach Son Clayton said. “The greens were a lot faster than our home course. The girls could never get adjusted all day.”
Meagan Jorn and Samantha Frailey would be right behind the top group with a 55 and a 57 respectively. Alexandra Frailey finished five strokes behind her sister with a 62, while Aurelie Granito added a 75 on the day.
Hillsboro will look to regroup in the friendly confines of the Hillsboro Country Club on Friday, Sept. 3, as they host Auburn, Taylorville and Vandalia at 4 p.m.
August 31 at Alton
Spencer T. Olin - Par 36
Girls Team Results: 1. Marquette Catholic 160; 2. Jerseyville 201; 3. Civic Memorial 223; 4. Roxana 239; 5. Hillsboro 249.
Medalist: Gracie Piar (MC) 33.
Marquette Catholic (160) - Gracie Piar 33, Ava Bartosiak 40, Audrey Cain 43, Clara Maag 44, Lilly Montague 44, Karly Reiter 63.
Jerseyville (201) - Bria Tuttle 44, Madie Darr 48, Tara La Plant 52, Emma Breitwiser 57, Lindsay Dugan 59, Miranda Raymond 62.
Civic Memorial (223) - Peyton Whaley 54, Payton Mormine 55, Emily DeClue 56, Madeline Woelfel 58, Alice Roberson 65, Payton Phillips 69.
Roxana (239) - Ava Strohmier 55, Sydney Watts 56, Reagan Lynn 57, McKaylea Brown 71, Brielle Griffin 71, Peyton McBride 80.
Hillsboro (249) - Meagan Jorn 55, Samantha Frailey 57, Alexandra Frailey 62, Aurelie Granito 75.