Lady Owls second in NCMC Tournament
Marshall freshman Morgan Lamberson came within a stroke of claiming a share of the gold medal Wednesday in the NCMC Girls' Golf Championships at Indian Foothills Golf Course.
Lamberson, a qualifier for the MSHSAA Class 2 Championships next week, was only one shot behind Kirksville junior Courtney Lovegreen for the lead, carding an 85. Lamberson parred three times on both the front and back nines for second place, her seventh medal in as many 18-hole events during her rookie campaign.
Although they had not played a par-72 contest on their home court this season, the Lady Owls shot on a level which was at least as good as all but one of their nine-hole matches -- posting a second-place 403. The Lady Tigers, with senior Grace Lin third with an 87 and junior Taylor Halterman tying for fourth at 89, won the team title by 40 strokes at 363.
Marshall junior Kaitlin McDaniel began the meet with two of her three pars, coming in sixth with a 98 -- six strokes under her previous tournament low. Sophomore Jade Jenkins had her second-best tourney score with a 104 for 10th place. Both juniors Gretchen Roehrs (116) and Michelle Meyer (127) came back from some difficulties on the front nine to break 60 coming in.
While the rest of the Lady Owls are done for the season, Lamberson heads to Springfield for the two-day state meet -- which begins Monday at Deer Lake Golf Course.