Three of the Marshall girls' golf team's five players lowered their top scores on Indian Foothills Golf Course during a dual match Wednesday.
The Lady Owls lost the contest to Smith-Cotton, 198 to 236. Sophomore Ali Bankovich, a member of Sacred Heart's sixth-place team in the MSHSAA Class 1 Championships last year, shot an eight-over-par 44 to lead the Lady Tigers (1-2) -- nipping sophomore teammate Olivia Funk by one stroke.
Marshall was paced by the 55s put up by juniors Lindsey Sullivan and Kalie Cowart, who took six strokes off her previous best score on the course, put up last week during a dual against Moberly. Sullivan had a par on the No. 17 hole and Cowart ended the round with a pair of bogeys.
Freshman Margaret Miles improved one stroke to 59 and freshman Sarah Bentley shaved four shots off her lowest nine-hole tally with a 67. Junior Caitlin Crawford came in with a 68, but didn't count in the team score.
The Lady Owls (1-3) will play for the fourth straight day this afternoon when they head to Columbia to take on Hickman.