JACKSON, Ohio — One last tuneup prior to tournament play.
That’s because the Meigs High School girls golf team competed in a quadrangular match on Tuesday, and placed second to winner Vinton County at Franklin Valley Golf Course in Jackson County.
The Lady Marauders, bolstered by the 6-over par 43 of match medalist Kylee Robinson, fired a team total of 218.
However, the 11-person Lady Vikings — with their five lowest scores in the 50s — edged Meigs by two single strokes (216).
The other two clubs competing on Tuesday were Wellston with a 247 and McClain with a 257.
Wellston was actually the host school for the match, as both the Golden Rockets and Vinton County play their home matches at Franklin Valley.
Besides Vinton County, Meigs was the only other of the four teams to field a full squad of six.
McClain sported five players, while Wellston had the minimum four golfers in order to record a team score.
The only other player there was Gracie Smith of Piketon, who was the only other individual under 50 with a 49.
The ladies all took aim at the par-37 Franklin Valley back nine.
For the Lady Marauders, in addition to Robinson’s 43, Shalynn Mitchell shot a 56, Shelby Whaley wound up with a 59, and Mikayla Radcliffe carded a 60.
Their two non-counting scores were Olivia Haggy with a 61 and Lydia Edwards with a 62.
The Lady Vikings’ balanced four scores were Kendall Fee with a 52, Alisha Keeney with a 54, and Shay Reffett and Liz Lambert with a pair of 55s.
Belle Lambert added a 56, while Olivia Caudill chipped in with a 61.
Wellston’s four scores were Megan Vickers with a 57, Sidney Spencer with a 62, Kendra Coleman with a 63 and Alyssa Wright with a 65.
For McClain, all five of its tallies were in the 60s, including the counting marks of Mallory Faulconer (61), Madison Beatty (63), Cate Willis (66) and Patricia Poole (67).
Anna Raike, with a 68, was the non-counting score for the Lady Tigers.
Meigs — along with Eastern, Gallia Academy, River Valley, South Gallia and Southern — will all compete in the Division II sectional tournament on Monday.
Tee time is set for 9 a.m. at the Chillicothe Jaycees Golf Course.
Paul Boggs can be reached at 740-446-2342, ext. 2106
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