The SCHS girls golf team put together one of its best showings of the season last Thursday in the Meteer Invitational held at the Wayne Country Club. The Lady Warriors placed ninth out of the 15 teams in competition.
Battle Creek was the team champion with 385 points followed by Norfolk Catholic with 389. Schuyler carded a 483 finishing 10 shots ahead of 10th place Fremont Bergan and 31 behind Columbus Lakeveiw.
Leading the way for Schuyler were Ivana Lopez and Carly Johnson. Both ladies fired 18-hole totals of 118. Natalia Ruiz was close behind with a 122 followed by Esmerelda Sacarias with 125 and Janel Lopez with a 127.
According to Schuyler Central head coach Shanda Hall, her team warmed up along with the weather of the day.
“It was a chilly morning with a tee time temperature of 49 degrees, but it turned into a beautiful fall day as the meet went on," she said.
“This was a confidence boosting meet for sure. We had a terrific week of practice leading up to his invitational, so it was nice to see it actually carry into the event.”
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The Lady Warriors travel to Lexington this Friday to participate in the Central Conference meet before competing in the district meet on Oct. 7 in Beatrice.
Before the meet in Wayne, Schuyler was last in action at the Crete Invitational on Sept. 20 taking eighth out of nine teams.
Elkhorn South took the team title with a total of 373, besting Beatrice in second with 385. The Warriors carded a combined 501 and were led by Esmerelda Sacarias with a round of 118. She was followed by Carly Johnson shooting 121, Ivana Lopez putting together a 122, Janel Lopez with a 140 and Kalany Arevalo with a 153.
“Friday’s meet at Crete was rough," Hall said. "We knew going in that the greens are tough, but they really challenged the ladies. We had spent the week practicing chipping and putting onto our home course’s elevated and sloping greens to try to prepare, but it just wasn’t enough.”
Doug Phillips is a freelance writer for the Schuyler Sun. Reach him via email at SCHsports@lee.net.