Blue Springs and the rest of the field were no match for the Notre Dame de Sion girls golf team Tuesday.
The Storm had three of the top four finishers to run away with the team title in the Lady Jaguar Invitational at Lakewood Oaks Golf Club. Sion, led by medalist Megan Propeck’s 72, totaled 318 to easily outdistance runner-up Columbia Rock Bridge (344).
Blue Springs, with one medal winner, took sixth at 398. Grain Valley (427) tied for eighth, Lee’s Summit North (444) was 11th and host Blue Springs South (450) finished 12th.
Blue Springs junior Lauren Muller fired a 90 to win a medal for 14th place, while Sierra Heuston shot 94 and Julianna Marshall posted 105 for the Wildcats.
“Our team score was better than last week at Mo-Kan so that’s encouraging,” Blue Springs coach Jill Courter said. “I know Lauren and Sierra weren’t happy with their scores today. They are great players and definitely capable of scoring lower than they did today, and I know they will. Freshman Julianna Marshall really played well today for being a true beginner. She’s a natural and I’m excited to see what she will do in her four years as part of our team. Caroline Duvall (109) and Grace Gibler (115) played much better as well. That’s what we are looking for – improvement as the season moves forward.”
Ayden Sackewitz shot 98 and Sophia Nagel shot 101 to lead Blue Springs South. Taylor Hileman (102) and Shelby Kimbrough (106) paced Grain Valley. Natalie Bruce shot 103 and Cassey Kinman carded a 109 to lead Lee’s Summit North.
RAYMORE-PECULIAR 190, TRUMAN 221: Katie Wheeler shot 50 but Truman fell to Ray-Pec Tuesday in a dual match at the par-36 Hoot’s Hollow course at Country Creek Golf Club.
“Losing is never fun but our girls remained optimistic after the match for two reasons – our ability to manage a course is going up and our scores are, slowly but surely, coming down,” Truman coach Joey Penner said. “The girls had fun today and learned a lot about their golf game and where they need to be.”
Lauren Floyd shot 55, Maci Moyer and Holly Emory each posted a 58 and Katelyn Bragg had a 63 to complete Truman’s scoring. Ray-Pec’s Sydney Sampson earned medalist honors with a score of 44.
INDEPENDENCE INVITATIONAL: Fort Osage junior Gabby Vaoifi fired an 80 to capture individual medalist honors in the Independence Invitational Friday at par-72 Drumm Farm Golf Club.
Vaoifi’s round was 10 strokes better than the runner-up, Kate Coppinger of team champion St. Teresa’s Academy (407).
Lee’s Summit North (446) took fourth, Fort Osage (452) was fifth, Truman (482) was seventh, Blue Springs (489) was eighth, Blue Springs South (506) was 10th and William Chrisman (530) was 11th.
North’s Cassey Kinman (106) and Natalie Eisenmenger (108) also earned individual medals, along with Addley Read of Blue Springs (111).
Truman’s Katie Wheeler finished one stroke out of medal contention at 112.
Dilynn Jones shot 123 to lead Blue Springs South. Carrie Robinson (128) had Chrisman’s top score.