The Oak Hills Golf Course in Jefferson City was the sight of a varsity girl's golf shootout on Thursday as Mexico had quite a performance with a team score of 162.
The only problem was that Helias was slightly more impressive and carded a 158 to slip past the Lady Bulldogs, who have won 28 of the 31 events they've played this year and tied for first in another.
Palmyra was also on-hand for this event and posted a score of 210.
"Last night was an incredible night for golf. Our team shot the best team score of my career, an extremely competitive score that could compete with any team in the state," said coach Lindsey Yancey. "We just happened to play one of the best teams in our area. It is still a bit shocking to see we came so close to beating Helias. I cannot express how awesome the team played last night. With three players in the 30's, I didn't think I would ever see that as a coach. That was really cool."
Medaling for Mexico was Emma Chedwick with 36, Lilly Knipfel was a close second at 37 and Kylah Gore shot a 38. Betsy Pascoe was also in action and had a 50, Rebecca Rothermich and Sarah Kasubke both came in at 52 and Emma Unger had a 53. The rest of the Lady Bulldog's lineup featured Lizzy Gooch, Jennifer Batts and Raven Azdell charting marks of 55, 67 and 68, respectively.
"Our JV also had a stellar night, with a couple people coming in with new personal records," Yancey said. "Sarah Kasubke continues in her constantly lowering scores, she has shown so much improvement this year. We are fired up to compete as we finish our regular season next week, and if we can keep this momentum going, we are playing some really strong golf."
Mexico is at Lake of the Woods on Tuesday to face Moberly, Battle and Father Tolton.