SEDALIA, Mo. – All four Eastern Jackson County representatives have a chance to claim all-state honors at the Class 2 Missouri State High School Girls Golf Championships.
If the weather cooperates.
Fort Osage’s Gabby Vaoifi fired an 83, while Blue Springs’ Sierra Heuston (84), Jordan Marshall (85) and Lauren Muller (88) also has solid first rounds Tuesday at the par-70 Sedalia Country Club.
Vaoifi sits in a tie for 28th place, three strokes off the current cut for all-state honors with a top-15 finish (and ties) entering today’s final round, which is in question because of a forecast for storms and colder weather.
“Gabby played very well today,” Fort Osage coach Josh Wilson said. “She was able to hit her driver and 3-wood well off the tee, which allowed her to have much more manageable approach shots. She also putted well from 7 feet and in. My fear of her being nervous stopped after she parred the first hole.”
Heuston finished at 84 despite a pair of penalty strokes.
“Sierra Heuston played great,” Wildcats coach Jill Courter said. “Considering she had two rough holes and two penalty strokes and a sprained ankle, I thought she played really well. Jordan Marshall and Lauren Muller had a rough start – probably nerves – on their first nine holes, but came back strong on the second nine.
“Hopefully the storms will hold off and we can get our Day 2 in. Definitely going to have to contend with different conditions.”
Notre Dame de Sion, led by Megan Propeck’s first-round-best 71, sits in first place in the team standings at 315. Lee’s Summit West is sixth at 360.