Three Washington golfers have earned the right to play in next Monday’s Class 2 sectional golf meet.
Moving on from Tuesday’s Class 2 District 1 meet at Eureka’s Aberdeen Golf Club for Washington are Madison Sprung, Nichole Brinker and Jordan Aholt.
“The three girls (who) qualified all played pretty solid rounds of golf,” Washington Head Coach Adam Fischer said. “All three struggled on one hole, but were able to overcome that to shoot well on the other 17 holes.”
As a team, thee Lady Jays finished fourth in Class 2 District 1 with a score of 379. Rockwood Summit (335) won the team title and Cor Jesu (371) was second. Both advanced to the sectional round as teams. Union placed 12th with a team score of 452.
“Overall I think it was a great experience for the girls even though we didn’t send someone through,” Union Head Coach Matt Goddard said. “All but one golfer will return for next fall and playing a tough course and in a tournament that size will help us grow.”
Teams placing between Washington and Union were Seckman (380), Lindbergh (388), Fox (391), Oakville (396), Farmington (414), Mehlville (421) and Northwest (421).
Seckman’s Claire Solovic placed first individually in the tournament, finishing three under par at 69. She was the only golfer to finish below par.
Sprung and Brinker finished the day tied for 11th place with 91 strokes. Both received all-district honors.
Aholt was two strokes in front of the cutoff with her round of 96.
The trio will next tee off Monday in the Class 2 Section 1 Tournament at Missouri Bluffs Golf Course in Weldon Spring.
Washington’s fourth golfer, Emmy Hopkins, missed the cut by three strokes, finishing 28th with a round of 101.
Bria Hasenjaeger’s score of 108 placed 38th.
“Bria and Emmy both had a few tough holes and just didn’t quite make enough good shots down the stretch to qualify,” Fischer said. “Bria and Emmy have been great teammates, role models and students while with our golf program. They will be missed next year.”
Union’s top golfer was Emily Young, who shot 105 to tie for 36th.
Oliva Struttmann was next, earning 47th place with a round of 113. Sophia Miner was 50th at 115. McKenna Coombs shot 119 to end 54th. Macey Hargrove rounded out Union’s team score, shooting 126 to place 58th.
Outside the top two teams, Washington had the most golfers advance to the next level. Two golfers each advanced from Seckman, Eureka, Lindbergh, Fox and Oakville. Northwest, Mehlville and Farmington advanced one golfer apiece.