By Lenny Sementi
Marley Good and Makenna Fiscus shot identical 48’s to lead the way for the Lady Warriors in a five team event this past Thursday at Ironhorse Golf Club. Golf coach Toby Ring’s girls squad came out on top, besting a very good Mt. Zion team by 12 strokes 217-229 to capture first place honors. Good and Fiscus were dual medalists combining to deliver a combined five pars.
“It was another solid week for Good and Fiscus,” stated the coach. “They continue to lead our very young girls team with calm and collected presence of experienced players. Overall, I’m very pleased with how the girl’s team has managed to hold their own and stay in matches.”
Next up was freshman Zoey Thomason taking ninth overall out of over 20 golfers. Addisyn Petry was a few spots back in 13th place too round out the scoring for Tuscola. Isabelle Wilcox and Addyson Ring followed touring the links style course as alternates.
Landon Banta was tops for the boys team in the meet. Banta birdied the par five eighth on his way to a 47 taking 12th in the 25 man field. “He (Landon) has been a bright spot on the boys team,” commented coach Ring. “In the last three matches he has been consistently in the mid 40’s and clearly emerged as a number one. We have a healthy, competitive nature within our boys team so it will be fun to see how they push each other in the remaining weeks of the season.”
Ty Thomason was a few places back in 14th paring both the second and fifth holes. Braden Boyer and Jayden Gaines ended the scoring for Tuscola ending their day just outside the top half as the Warriors posted a 197 against the Braves from Mt. Zion. Brayden Gough and Nate Thomason provided the extra scores if needed as the alternates.
Gough and Banta tied for second overall a few nights earlier on Monday August 31st both carding 46’s. They came out strong, each paring the first hole but it was Banta that set the early tone, birdying the par five second hole with a great shot over the water on his second shot. The duo combined for six pars on the day helping the Warriors to a second place effort in a quadrangular meet involving Arcola, Oakwood and Fisher posting a 193.
Gaines was who fired a strike over the pond to par number three was two strokes back, penciling in a 48 to end the day in seventh. Boyer followed a few spots back in 12th overall to end the scoring. Nate Thomason and Corey Dunn were the alternates in the non-conference affair.