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Excelsior Girls’ Golf Team wins triangular on Senior Night

September 21, 2018—The Excelsior Springs Lady Tigers’ Golf Team won against Odessa and Pleasant Hill Tuesday night at home during Senior Night.

Misty Jones

SENIOR MOLLY JONES smiles as she watches her ball approach the hole. Jones earned match medalist honors in the last game she will play in Excelsior Spring during her high school career. KIMBERELY BLACKBURN | Staff photos

Head Coach David Stalder said Senior Molly Jones and sophomore Hope Chappel set personal best scores and the team shot their second lowest score for the year.

“(They) played really well and by beating Pleasant Hill and Odessa last night it puts us in second place in the Conference,” he said. “If we win (Wednesday) vs Richmond, we will finish in 2nd place behind Warrensburg.”

CHAD, CRIMSON, DANA TAYLOR

CHAD, CRIMSON, DANA TAYLOR

Jones yet again earned match medalist honors after shooting a 42. Chappel earned runner-up match medalist honors with a 46.

Taylor followed with a 48, Armstrong with a 58 and Snyder with a 64.

The Tigers took first place honors, shooting a team score of 194. Odessa followed with a 203 and Pleasant Hill, a 216.

RAY, JENNA, BETH SNYDER

RAY, JENNA, BETH SNYDER

Stalder said Monday, the Tigers will play the conference tournament in Warrensburg where first and second place team will be awarded. He said the top 10 players will earn all-conference honors.

The Lady Tigers also recently defeated Odessa and Harrisonville, achieving two conference wins.

ELIZABETH SEEK, ANNA ARMSTRONG, BILL SEEK

ELIZABETH SEEK, ANNA ARMSTRONG, BILL SEEK

Stalder said four players, including Taylor, Armstrong, Snyder and Chappel, shot their personal best during the tournament. One player, he said, shows great ability, shooting well for a beginner.

“Anna (Armstrong) had not even picked up a club before the season started, she has shown amazing ability in learning this game and for a first-time player to shoot a 53 is amazing,” he said.

BOB, MOLLY, MISTY JONES

BOB, MOLLY, MISTY JONES

Jones earned match medalist honors after shooting a 44. Stalder said Jones continues to prove her place as one of the top players in the Missouri River Valley Conference this season.

Taylor followed with a 46, Chappel with a 47, Armstrong with a 53 and Snyder with a 57.

Stalder said Taylor played well around the greens during the tournament. Chappel, he said, shows great improvement with her scoring ability. Snyder proves to be a very consistent player for the team, he said.

The Tigers took first place honors, shooting a team score of 190. Stalder said the team recorded the lowest score in a while with this score. Odessa followed with a 195 and Harrisonville, a 218.

Stalder said the junior varsity team also played well. Freshman Lainey Creason, whom he said he describes as a “first-year player doing great things and improving each day,” shot a 67. Fellow freshman Kailey Sejkora shot a 66. Stalder said she continues to improve due to her hard work.

The Excelsior Springs Lady Tiger Golf Team recently defeated Odessa and Harrisonville, achieving two conference wins.

The team traveled to Richmond Wednesday and to Chillicothe for a varsity tournament Thursday. Coverage of that match will be included in future editions of The Standard.

By Kimberely Blackburn • kimberely@leaderpress.com

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