The Orrick Lady Bearcats and Shirkey Golf Course played host to 11 teams Friday for the annual Orrick Invitational. Kearney captured team honors with a team total of 275 in the format that featured individual, scramble and best ball formats. Marceline was a distant second with 310.
Kearney placed first in best ball duo, to go along with runner-up finishes for the Lady Bulldog scramble and individual events. Marceline took first in individual and scramble.
Kendra Beaver shot the low round of the day with 88 on the par 70 Shirkey course, with Kearney’s Madison Wolff finishing 3 shots off the pace. Brooke Niemeier and Becca Allen teamed up for the Lady Tigers to win the scramble event with 91 following the scorecard playoff, while Sami Protsman and Allison Clark grabbed the runner-up spot for Kearney. Chelsea Scriven and Lexi Miller of Platte County placed third after they also shot a 91 in the playoff.
Sara Dennis and Taylor Young combined for a 93 to take the best ball event for the Lady Bulldogs. Emily Fowler and Taylor Waibel of Odessa took second with 104. Cameron’s Kelsi Klindt and Shelby Fahrni finished third with 105.
Orrick’s Kristee Harris shot 116 in the individual competition, with Aylssa Sands and Bailey Schreier shooting 107 in the best ball, and Kailyn Dowell and Baylee Jeffries carding a 117 in the scramble. The Lady Bearcats shot 340 for the afternoon.
“This was a really fun tournament for the girls,” Orrick Coach Courtney Adams said. “It is good to have a laid back tournament this early in the year, and it allows the girls to see the whole course. I was proud of the girls for having a positive attitude throughout the day. And the weather was great.”
Richmond ended the day with 355. Lady Spartan Coach Murray Dennis said he was pleased with how his young team played.
“The girls are working pretty hard on their games,” he said. “We need to get to the point that our swings are automatic, something we don’t have to think about all the time and just let it happen. I know the girls will continue to work and will start seeing their scores go lower as the season progresses.”
Leslie Russell shot 114 in the individual, while Jordan Thoreson and Kadee McMillan teamed up for a 116 in best ball. Zoe Harper and Lydia Green shot 125 for the Lady Spartans in the scramble.