Yorktown’s girls golf team had the top two individual scores, and tied for the third, to pick up a 36-stroke victory in the Delaware County Tournament on Saturday at Muncie Elks.
Yorktown posted a 341 team score, while second-place Delta finished at 377.
The Tigers were led by Rachel Johnson, who shot a 75 on the par-72 course to earn individual medalist honors. She was 2-under par for the day at one point during the back nine, but late struggles pushed her score to a 75. Johnson credited her shots with her irons for being critical to her successful round.
“She was driving it well, I think she was just giving herself a lot of opportunities to make pars and birdies,” Yorktown coach Brian Hill said. “So things were going pretty smooth.”
Yorktown’s Morgan Clark shot an 80 to finish second in the individual standings. The Tigers’ Reece Malapit shot an 85 and finished in a tie for third. Kaylee Birtch shot a 101 and Holly Haynes shot a 107 to round out the Tiger lineup.
The Tigers are ranked No. 11 in the latest state rankings, and Hill said he would like to see their score go down to the 318-325 range before regionals. The Tigers are the defending state champions, and despite returning only two starters, they are hopeful to return to the state tournament as a team.
Jami Parsons led Delta to its second-place finish. She shot an 85 to tie Malapit for third overall. Parsons said her driving served as one of her strong points during the round.
Parsons said that while she was happy with her round, she was confident both she and her team have room for improvement.
“I think all of us can definitely take some strokes off our score and do a lot better,” she said.
Mollie Elliott shot a 92 to post the Eagles’ second-best score. Tamara Modglin posted a 97 to finish the Eagles’ third-best score.
Wapahani, Daleville and Wes-Del all finished within five strokes of one another in the third-fifth positions in the standings. The Raiders took third, posting a 446. Haleigh Fernandez shot a 99 to lead Wapahani. Daleville posted a 450 to take fourth, led by Haley Sutton’s 101. Melanie Whitesel posted a 99 to lead Wes-Del, which shot a 451.