Mady Acers of Blue Springs was eight strokes better than the rest of the field Thursday.
She fired a 76, eight strokes better than three others, and the top four Wildcats all earned medals on the way to capturing the team title in the Independence Invitational at par-72 Drumm Farm Golf Club.
The Wildcats totaled 344 to beat Notre Dame de Sion (352) by eight strokes for the team crown.
Blue Springs South, led by a pair of medal winners, took fourth at 393. Grain Valley (459) was seventh, Truman (470) took ninth, Fort Osage (484) 10th and William Chrisman (509) 11th.
Blue Springs’ Jordan Marshall tied Summit Christian Academy’s Carlie Queen and Pembroke Hill’s Shannon Fang for second with 84, but Queen won the second-place medal in a scorecard playoff.
Sierra Heuston shot 91 to tie for ninth and Lauren Muller was 13th with a 93 for Blue Springs. Marybeth Podjenski shot 101.
“I was happy with our overall team effort,” Blue Springs coach Jill Courter said. “Mady played great today and is capable of playing this well all the time. Jordan played better today too and I'm really happy for her as well. Hopefully our team can peak in our postseason play and keep up the good work.”
Elena Conaty finished eighth with a personal-best 89 and Maddy Russell tied for 14th at 96 to lead Blue Springs South. Andrea Brown (103) and Ayden Sackewitz (105) completed South’s scoring.
“I am so happy for Elena. She broke 90 for the first time. She even had several putts she barely lipped out or left just inches short,” Jaguars coach Logan Thorp said.
Fort Osage’s Gabby Vaoifi shot 92 to tie for 11th and earn a medal.
Taylor Hileman shot 108, and Maggy Bailey and Shelby Kimbrough each posted 114 to lead Grain Valley.
Hannah Stockton shot 112 and LaRae Privett 113 to pace Truman.
Kelstin Wilson (119), Ally Vaughn (128) and Hannah Black (130) each shot personal bests to lead Chrisman.
“This was much better than our results earlier in the year. As a team we shot 89 strokes better,” Chrisman coach John Beaman said.
EAGLES FINISH SECOND: The Grain Valley girls golf team took second in three-team match against Missouri River Valley West Conference opponents Odessa and Pleasant Hill Tuesday at par-36 Adams Pointe Golf Club.
Odessa won with a 202, Grain Valley shot 214 and Pleasant Hill shot 220.
Kailyn Duett shot a team-best 50 to lead Grain Valley. Laney Rose and Hileman each shot a 53, Kimbrough had a 58 and Makayla Lane shot a 64.
Pleasant Hill’s Madison Roach was the medalist with a 44.