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Creston/O-M girls golfers fall in close contest

Published: Friday, April 26, 2013 10:11 a.m. CDT • Updated: Friday, April 26, 2013 10:17 a.m. CDT

CHARITON — The Creston/O-M girls golfers competed well, but fell short in their match here Thursday against Chariton, losing 228-240.

“It was a good effort for our girls at Chariton,” Creston/O-M assistant coach Kristopher “Kritter” Hayes said. “All four girls were struggling on and around the greens, which was the difference against the Chariton girls, who hit a lot of big putts.”

Sarah Waigand led the Panthers with a round of 55, which earned her runner-up honors behind Miranda Davis’s medalist round of 50.

Freshman Shelby Palser finished close behind Waigand with a round of 56, while Marand Ford carded a 57. Ashtyn Riley shot a round of 72 for the Panthers.

“We talked about the things they each can do to eliminate the nines and eights on the scorecard, which makes the difference at the end of the day,” Hayes said. “Slowing down on and around the greens will help our team.”

The Panthers return to action in Corning today, with both the boys and girls taking on the Red Raiders.

Lakeview Golf and Country Club

Creston/O-M (240) — Sarah Waigand 55, Shelby Palser 56, Maranda Ford 57, Ashtyn Riley 72.

Chariton (228)

Medalist — Miranda Davis, Chariton, 50. Runner-up — Sarah Waigand, Creston/O-M, 55.

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