making a sudden impact.
Plymouth freshman golfer Kelsey Murphy shot a blistering 80 Tuesday afternoon at Fox Creek Golf Course in Livonia to lead the Wildcats to a first-place showing at the Franklin Invitational.
Murphy's medalist round came on the heels of the school-record 79 she fired at Monday's Huron Valley Tournament at Prestwick Golf Course.
"I was joking with Kelsey about how she's setting the bar pretty high right away," said Plymouth coach Chris Moore. "She has a great all-around game. She's very strong mentally, her fundamentals are great and she has all the physical tools."
The Wildcats won the tournament with a school-record total of 390, a whopping 22 shots better than runner-up South Lyon East. Dearborn placed third with 425; Canton was fourth (442) while Ypsilanti Lincoln, Westland John Glenn and Livonia Franklin tied for fifth with 443's.
"It was a good day for us," said Canton coach Dan Riggs. "We finished second last year, but we actually shot a lower total today."
A second freshman -- Sarah Thompson -- also excelled for the Wildcats, carding a 102. Also scoring for the winners were Lindsay Dean (102) and junior Chloe Marentic (106). Mandy Kirsch registered a 120.
"We have a very young team, but the young girls have played a lot of golf growing up," said Moore.
Canton was paced by Paige Osler's 104. Mary Elizabeth Winther (108), Erin Lixie (11) and Megan Baumgart (112) also scored for the Chiefs.