After a weeklong layoff, the Lady Spartans returned to the golf course Tuesday for a dual against visiting Trenton at the Shirkey Golf Course.
Despite shooting its season-low round, Richmond dropped a 196-228 match to the Lady Bulldogs.
Even with its best 9-hole score of the season, Richmond Coach Murray Dennis said his team still has plenty of room for improvement.
“Even though we lost the match, to a very good and young Trenton squad, I was still pleased with how the girls played,” he said. “We are still not satisfied with where we are yet, but we’re still showing signs of improving. I know they could still shoot lower. There are a couple of holes that are giving each girl trouble and if we can overcome that, our scores will even be better.”
Dennis added his team is starting to see the benefits of all the time they have spent on the course.
Trenton had three players shoot under 50 for the afternoon, led by the match medalist Hadley Jennings with her 3-over par 41.
Teammate Hannah Griffin followed with a 48, and Chandler Wilson was just one shot behind in third.
Leslie Russell had the low Richmond round with 50, with Jordan Thoreson carding a 56. Kadee McMillan and Zoe Harper each shot a 61, with Lydia Green following with a 74.
Richmond’s scheduled outing at the Notre Dame deSion Tournament in Kansas City on Monday was washed out following a three-and-half hour rain and lightning delay.
PHOTO: Lady Spartan junior Leslie Russell chips onto the green at No. 3 on her way to shooting a team-low 50 Tuesday afternoon. (Photo by Russ Green/The Daily News.)