On Senior Night Monday at Arthur Hills, the Mexico varsity girl's golf team honored its upperclassmen by hosting Russelville and winning 171-264.
"It was really a pleasure to spend time celebrating the accomplishments, dedication and hard work of our three Seniors, Emma Chedwick, Rebecca Rothermich and Lizzy Gooch," said coach Lindsey Yancey. "In addition to that, we also had a great win. This was our last home match of the season, so it was nice to play on a course that we are very familiar with and take advantage of our home course."
Even though the medalist was Kylah Gore with a score of 39, the Lady Bulldogs Lilly Knipfel wasn't far off that mark at 41, Chedwick shot a 43 and Betsy Pascoe had a 48. Emma Unger also carded a 54, Sarah Kasubke came in at 58 and charting a 61 was Rebecca Rothermich. That just left Lizzy Gooch at 62 for Mexico, Jennifer Batts put up a score of 70 and laying down a 71 and a 72 were Raven Azdell and Mary Nowlin, respectively.
"Historically, this match in the middle of our season proves to be one of our hardest with some set backs, but we usually bounce right back," Yancey said. "Some of the girls did experience this last night, others remained consistent, but we would rather be working through some things now and be ready for the district tournament in a couple weeks. Kylah had a great round and came in as medalist with Lilly and Emma right behind her. These three have provided consistent leadership."
For the season Mexico's record is 26-1 overall.
Next up for the Lady Bulldogs is the North Central Missouri Conference meet at Moberly on Sept. 20
preceded by a quad meet at Lake of the Woods featuring Battle, Father Tolton and Moberly.
"We head to Macon (on Tuesday). This is one team that we are competitive with so (this) match should be a good one," said Yancey. "Betsy also had a really nice round, breaking into the 40s. Our beginner golfers finally got to get some play time and they are showing so much progress, much more progress than their score shows. They are getting some good contact on their shots and are building confidenc