Powered by super sophomores Kelsey Murphy and Sarah Thompson, Plymouth's girls golf team earned a crucial victory over South Division and P-CEP rival Canton Monday afternoon at Fox Hills Golf Course.
Murphy fired a 43 while Thompson carded a 46 to lead the Wildcats to a 195-224 victory on a sun-drenched late-summer afternoon.
Among the highlights of Murphy's round was a birdie on the par 3 sixth hole on the Hills course. Murphy hit her tee shot to within 12 feet before burying the putt.
Paige Osler paced the Chiefs' effort with a solid 52. Also scoring for Canton were freshman Kelsey McDougall (53), Chloe Luyet (56) and Kaylie Lobb (63).
Kayla Lagola (65) and Katie Adams (67) also played on the varsity roster for the Chiefs.
In addition to Murphy and Thompson, Christy Pattison and Danielle Allen scored for Plymouth, both registering 53's. Carly Curvin (59) and Stefania Sgambati (64) earned varsity points for Plymouth.
CHIEFS FALL TO CHURCHILL
On Sept. 10, Canton suffered its first setback of the season, 189-204 decision to Livonia Churchill at Whispering Willows Golf Course.
Contributing to the Chiefs' stellar effort were McDougall (50), Osler (51), Luyet (51) and Ariel Alber (52). Mary Elizabeth Winther (54) and Adams (58) also played well.
Jordyn Shepler paced the Chargers with a sizzling 39. Maggie McGowan and Nicole Kruse both carded 48's for the winners.
"Jordyn Shepler is a very fine golfer and showed excellent competitive spirit," said Canton coach Tom Alles. "I think her 39 certainly made the difference in the match. We shot well with a 204, which is close to our season average. Kelsey and Chloe, who are freshmen, have been pleasant additions to the team this year. They have been consistent players. Paige has also shown consistent improvement."
McDougall hits her tee shot on the par 3 sixth hole. (Ed Wright photo)
Christy Pattison lines up a putt on the fifth green. (Ed Wright photo)
Chloe Luyet follows through on her tee shot on the fifth hole. (Ed Wright photo)
Sarah Thompson knocks home a short putt Monday. (Ed Wright photo)