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Local teams struggle at Anderson Co.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

GARNETT -- Both Fort Scott and Uniontown had their share of struggles in the final regular-season golf tournament hosted by Anderson County here Monday.

Fort Scott finished sixth in the 18-hole affair with its four-woman score of 453 while Uniontown was eighth out of nine full teams at 460.

The Eagles had a highlight in the performance of Torrie Hathaway, who shot an 18-hole personal-best of 103. She shot 51 on the front nine and 52 on the back. Her score tied for 17th place.

"She hit the ball really well today and it was unfortunate that her score wasn't lower," Uniontown Head Coach Jason Tourtillott said. "She had several penalty strokes tacked on due to hitting OB (out of bounds) and a lost ball in the hazard."

Fort Scott's best score was the 56-50--106 shot by Karley Stark. That tied for 21st. Also for the Tigers, Morgan Robertson (54-60) and Laine Parks (58-56) both shot 114, Natalie Wolf finished at 60-59--119, Hayden Shelden came in at 62-61--123 and Maggie McDonald scored 62-66--128.

"We just aren't playing to our abilities right now," Fort Scott Head Coach Karen Curran said. "Hopefully, this is just the lull before the storm and they can all pull it together when we need it most (on) Monday at Regionals. It's frustrating to know that they each have the tools necessary to play the game and to score well, they just have periodic struggles during the tournaments that challenge their confidence. Most of them are just in their second year of playing golf, so the mental side of being able to leave a bad stroke behind and to focus on the next, is still very tough to do. I have no doubt that the girls are giving their best efforts 100 percent of the time and that's all that I expect from them."

Haven Bradbury finished at 61-55--116 for Uniontown with Anna Oberle at 62-58--120, Monica Ramsey 63-58--121, Jordan Mason 66-68--134, and Draven George at 75-87--162.

Girard's Timbrelee McNair was the individual winner at 37-39--76 with Cortney Gardner of Caney Valley second at 43-45--88. Caney won the team title at 372, one stroke ahead of Girard.

Both teams will play in Regional Tournaments Monday. Fort Scott will be in Class 4A competition at Girard while Uniontown will play in the Class 3-2-1A tourney at Caney.

CORRECTION -- The Tribune jumped the gun when it announced that the SE-KAN standings were final in Saturday's edition. This tournament will be included in the final results when they are ready for distribution. The standings listed were accurate as far as where the individuals stood with one tournament remaining. The Tribune regrets the confusion.

TEAM SCORES

1. Caney Valley (CV) 372 (Ward 89, Gardner 88, Hefley 97, Nelson 98), 2. Girard (G) 373 (McNair 76, Heatherly 96, Johnson 98, Puckett 103), 3. Chanute (CH) 410 (Decker 89, Funk 96, Hartman 112, Palet 113),

4. Anderson County (AC) 427 (Hermreck 93, Rockers 100, Maley 108, McCullough 126), 5. Labette County (LC) 429 (Gartner 95, White 100, Callahan 113, Riley 121), 6. Fort Scott 453 (Stark 106, Robertson 114, Parks 114, Wolf 119),

7. Fredonia 457 (Cox 109, Sumner 109, Comstock 111, Wait 128), 8. Uniontown 460 (Hathaway 103, Bradbury 116, Oberle 120, Ramsey 121), 9. Yates Center 478 (Wendland 107, Stuber 117, Buchanan 119, Busteed 135).

Incomplete teams: Council Grove (CG), Eureka.

MEDALISTS

1. Timbrelee McNair, G, 37-39--76; 2. Courtney Gardner, CV, 43-45--88; 3. Tiffani Ward, CV, 47-42--89; 4. Danae Decker, CH, 44-45--89; 5. Taylor Alderman, CG, 47-42--89;

6. Carolyn Hermreck, AC, 46-47--93; 7. Erica Gartner, LC, 51-44--95; 8. Carly Heatherly, G, 48-48--96; 9. Abbe Funk, CH, 49-47--96; 10. Ashlyn Hefley, CV, 48-49--97.



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