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Carly Johnson continued her season-long rise on the SCHS girls golf team as she was a medalist at the Central Conference golf tournament held at Lakeside Country Club in Johnson Lake.

Johnson shot her personal best, allowing her to tie for 12th place with Kirsten Fike of York and Daniela Lopez of Lexington with 18-hole totals of 102. Danica Badura of Aurora captured the individual title with a score of 72 followed by Riley Stuhr of York in second with an 85 and Emily Gustafason of Holdrege in third with a score of 93.

The team title went to Aurora with a score of 381. York finished three strokes behind with a 384 and Seward captured third place with a 408. Schuyler finished in ninth out of the 10 conference schools in competition with a score of 471.

Other scores carded by the Lady Warriors were Ivana Lopez in 33rd place with a 116, Esmerelda Sacarias in 38th with a 118, Natalia Ruiz in 44th place with a 135 and Janel Lopez in 46th place with a round of 136.

“Once again weather played a role in scoring for all golfers. The tee time temp was 46 degrees and it was overcast with strong winds. The rain then set in with a 10-minute downpour followed by three hours of steady mist," coach Shanda Hall said. "It was a pretty miserable day for golf. I am just super proud of the entire team for playing through it.”

“The tough conditions didn’t seem to bother Carly at all. She played relaxed golf and was smiling the entire day. Her mental toughness and positive attitude were pivotal today. Her chipping was beautiful and she made great decisions reading the greens and sinking her putts.”

Doug Phillips is a freelance writer for the Schuyler Sun. Reach him via email at SCHsports@lee.net.

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