Lady Jays girls golf opened its season in the middle last Tuesday.

Washington finished second behind Timberland in a three-team meet at Wolf Hollow Golf Club that also included Lutheran South. Timberland won the meet with a score of 201. Washington placed second with a total of 215, three strokes ahead of Lutheran South at 218.

Lutheran South’s Peyton Stoddard carded the top score of the meet at 46.

“For the first match of the season, and for the first varsity match for five of the girls, we can leave the course fairly happy,” Washington Head Coach Adam Fischer said. “I think a few of the girls left frustrated with their personal score, but if they look back at the scorecard,  it was mainly one or two holes that hurt them. I was pleased with their ability to manage the course in the hot conditions we played in. Most sports push start times back due to the heat, but girls golf goes out and plays in the heat and survives. Our focus after today will be to improve a little each day, whether we practice or have a match.”

Senior Jordan Aholt led the Washington scores with her round of 49.

Senior Hailey Howerton and sophomore Mia Lanemann both checked in with a 55.

Freshman Kyla Engemann carded a 56 to round out the team score.

Also for Washington, junior Clara Evans shot a 60 and freshman Emily Molitor a 61.

Washington hosted its annual tournament Tuesday at Wolf Hollow Golf Club. 

Be sure to see the Weekend Missourian for event coverage.