August 31, 2018—The Tigers Girls’ Golf Team played their first match of the regular season Monday with varsity beating Harrisonville but losing to Warrensburg.

The junior varsity won their match with both teams.

Head Coach David Stalder said the teams played against very tough winds and hot temperatures. He said even with the conditions, the teams played well.

“(I’m) very proud of the girls’ effort and mental game (Monday) night,” he said. “Molly  (Jones) shooting 43 was very impressive with the wind we had.”

Hope Chappel poses during her match. Chappel shot a 48 against Harrisonville and Warrensburg. SUBMITTED PHOTO

The varsity team shot a 212 to Harrisonville’s 220 and Warrensburg’s 195. Senior Jones received match medalist honors, shooting a 43. Junior Hope Chappel scored 48 and seniors Crimson Taylor and Jenna Snyder shot a 55 and 66 respectively.

At the junior varsity level, Excelsior Springs scored 264 against Harrisonville’s 281. Warrensburg’s JV team only contained three players, forcing a forfeit.

Sophomore Amanda Pranke shot a 60, senior Anna Armstrong, a 64, with freshmen Kailey Sejkora and Lainey Creason each scoring 70.

Stalder said the first match of the season went well for both teams.

“All the girls were very mentally strong and that is what they need to do each match, it is a big part of golf,” Stalder said. “Overall for our first match (I’m) very proud of them.  

The Tigers faced off against Kearney and Richmond Thursday. Coverage of that match will be included in The Excelsior Springs Standard’s Sept. 7 edition.

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