Rock Bridge duffers get by Lady Owls

Wednesday, September 24, 2003
Junior McKenzie Finnegan, shooting a career-best 48, recorded the only birdie during the Lady Owls' match against Rock Bridge.

The Marshall girls' golf team lowered its score at home Tuesday, but not enough to beat Rock Bridge during a 186 to 195 dual match.

Senior Jenny Dehn was just one stroke off her career-best at Indian Foothills Golf Course with a seven-over-par 43, earning medalist honors for the Lady Owls with two pars and seven bogies during a steady round. With three pars, senior Grace McCartney shot a 46 for the second match in a row.

The problem for Marshall was getting another low round. Junior Megan Kays turned in a 52, just one over her personal record, and sophomore Jill Collins shot 54 -- nine strokes better than her top score of a year ago in her first completed round at IFGC this season. Senior Kate Finnegan posted a 60.

The Lady Bruins (3-5) were packed tightly together, with all five players scoring between junior Leah Bowling's 45 and 49. Marshall's team score was four points better than during its only other home match, a 190 against California last Thursday.

Among MHS junior varsity golfers, junior McKenzie Finnegan shaved eight strokes off her Indian Foothills record with a 48. She also managed the only birdie of the day, by either team, with a three on the par-four, 205-yard No. 17 hole. Sophomores Autumn Zinn (58) and Samantha Cartee (59) also carded respectable scores.

The Lady Owls (1-4) will visit Warrensburg for a dual match Thursday.

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