Fort Osage junior Gabby Vaoifi earned her second medal in as many girls golf tournaments this season.
Vaoifi fired a 92 in rainy conditions to tie for eighth place in the St. Joseph Central Invitational Thursday at the par-74 Moila Country Club.
Fort Osage finished 13th as a team at 502. Truman started the tourney with five golfers but finished with just three and did not qualify for a team score.
Truman’s Maci Moyer scratched after seven holes due to a finger injury and Ainslee Scott was forced to withdraw after 10 holes because of shoulder issues.
Katie Wheeler shot 112 and Lauren Floyd posted a 116 to lead the Patriots who finished.
“Injuries are frustrating in any sport, but combine that with the weather and our girls were eager to play faster than they normally might have,” Truman coach Joey Penner said. “We need to slow down and work on analyzing a course in any condition and doing the best we can hole by hole.”
Abby Johnston had Fort Osage’s next best score with a 130.
Staley won the team title with a 355 total. Liberty’s Abby Howard shot 76 to earn medalist honors.
WILDCATS TAKE THIRD: Blue Springs got a sneak peek at the state tournament course, taking third in a four-team match at Swope Memorial.
The Wildcats shot 199 to finish behind Notre Dame de Sion (164) and St. Teresa’s (178) and ahead of Pembroke Hill (204) on the par-36 course.
Lauren Muller fired a 38 to share medalist honors with Sion’s Megan Propeck. Sierra Heuston (47), Sophie Mermelstein (55), Caroline Duvall (59) and Julianna Marshall (59) completed Blue Springs’ scoring.
“Today’s objective was to get a look at the state course,” Wildcats coach Jill Courter said. “It’s a tight, hill and challenging course, so it was great to test our course management and just see the course.”
GRAIN VALLEY WINS: Taylor Hileman fired a 47 to lead Grain Valley to a win over Suburban Small Seven foe Grandview in a dual match Thursday at Adams Pointe Golf Club.
Shelby Kimbrough (53), Sydney Williams (55) and Laney Rose (56) completed the Eagles’ scoring.