Blue Angels compete in 2 golf matches

GALLIPOLIS, Ohio — The Gallia Academy girls golf team took part in a pair of dual matches last week, including on Thursday in which it hosted Waterford in an 18-hole match at Cliffside Golf Club.

The Blue Angels, in their third match of the season and first on the home course in Gallipolis, shot a 441 with Waterford firing a 378.

Five of the six Blue Angels on the roster competed on Thursday, led by Kimberly Edelmann, who was the medalist runner-up with a 95.

She was the only Blue Angel under 100, with the other three counting scores being Molly Fitzwater with a 109, Breanna Justice with a 114 and Sydney Crothers with a 123.

Katie Fraley, the fifth Gallia Academy score and only non-counting card, posted a 141.

Waterford was led by match medalist Abby Eichmiller with an 86.

The Wildcats were state qualifiers in girls golf a year ago.

On Wednesday, the Blue Angels invaded Crown Hill Golf Club — and played a nine-hole dual tilt with Westfall.

The host Mustangs prevailed 193-229, as both teams battled through a rain-soaked course in which water affected both the fairways and greens.

Edelmann managed medalist runner-up honors in that match also, shooting a 46 and birdieing the short par-4 sixth hole.

She drove the green and two-putted for the birdie.

Justice followed her with a 52, while Fitzwater wound up with a 56.

The fourth counting card was a 75, as a trio of Blue Angels — Fraley, Crothers and Carley Johnson — amassed that number.

Westfall was led by medalist Ella Seeley with a 43, as Piper Lewis, Lauren Martin and Cierra Colahan all had rounds of 50.

Ashley Hunt had a 55, Elizabeth Hart a 58 and Grace Derifield a 65 for the Mustangs.

Paul Boggs can be reached at 740-446-2342, ext. 2106