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Jags' McVey earns medalist honors in quad match

By The Examiner staff

Maya McVey’s medalist round of 40 paced the Blue Springs South girls golf team to second out of four teams in Wednesday’s close quad match at Adams Pointe Golf Club.

Lee’s Summit West won with a 185 total, followed by South at 192, Blue Springs (197) and Lee’s Summit North (200).

McVey’s score came despite a double-bogey on the last hole, as she edged West’s Brylie Ellis by a stroke for medalist honors. Also for South, Maddie Brennaman (46) and Dilynn Jones (52) posted season-low scores and Anna Martin added a 53.

Juliana Marshall shot 45 and Lauren Mack 46 for Blue Springs, followed by Lucy Beckenbach’s 51 and Erica Eaton’s 55.

Harrison Clemmons carded 42 and Hannah Keisker shot 51 to lead North.

RAYTOWN 215, TRUMAN 234: Katelyn Bragg’s 52 led Truman in Thursday’s four-team match at Heart of America Golf Course. 

Raytown’s Sirneh Asangwe was medalist with a 48. William Chrisman and Belton did not field full teams.

Cate Maxey carded 59, Chloe Maxey 61, Emmy Yanez 62 and Molly Bradshaw 63 for Truman.

Truman coach Joey Penner said his team needs to manage the mental aspect of the game.

“We have a very competitive team this year with a lot of girls who are deeply devoted to golf,” Penner said. “Sometimes that's a double-edged sword, because as competitive as they are, the game gets in their head and they get frustrated easily.

“We have a great deal of talent on this squad. We know how to manage a course. However, as any golfer knows, you can't worry about the last shot, you have to worry about the next shot. This was definitely a learning experience for the girls.”