OSWEGO, Kan. -- Fort Scott High School's girls' golf team finished fifth here Thursday at the Columbus Invitational. Girard and Chanute tied for the team title at 224 with Girard winning the tie-breaker. Caney Valley and Galena tied for third at 233 with Caney winning that tie-breaker. Fort Scott finished at 249 and Columbus was sixth at 262.
"Not quite the overall results that we were hoping for, after a really good week of practice, but positive things are still happening for each player and they are making strides at becoming more confident and consistent," Fort Scott head coach Karen Curran said.
Karley Stark missed out on a medal after a scorecard playoff. Four players shot 54 over nine holes. Once things were sorted out, Columbus' Ashley Newell was given ninth place and Parsons' Allison Hudson was placed 10th. Stark and Parsons' Danica Hoose were placed in a tie for 11th.
Morgan Robertson finished 18th for the Tigers with a score of 62. Hayden Shelden shot 66, Laine Parks 67 and Natalie Wolf 72.
"As long as they are giving their best effort each day they go out to compete, that's all I can ask for," Curran said. "Golf happens! Some days it happens to be good, some days it happens to be...not as good."
Chanute's Nikki Clark was the individual champion with a 48. Jordan Ivey of Girard won a scorecard tie-breaker with Chanute's Danae Decker at 49 and was placed second.
Fort Scott's varsity wraps up the regular season with an 18-hole tournament at Anderson County at 1 p.m. The Tigers will return to this course the following Monday for the Class 4A Regional Tournament.