Owls finish runner-up in home triangular

The Seymour girls golf team hosted its first triangular of the season on Monday.

The Owls welcomed New Albany and Salem to Shadowood Golf Course.

The team finished in second place in the match, 11 strokes behind the winners in New Albany. Seymour shot 205 in the nine-hole contest. New Albany led the teams with 194, and Salem finished third with a score of 266.

“We struggled with chipping and putting throughout the meet,” Seymour assistant coach Brian Tidd said. “I think some of that can be attributed to the two rain delays we had.”

After the monsoon of rain that hit Jackson County on Monday morning, it was a surprise the meet was able to be played.

The Owls completed their third meeting of the season with the result.

Tidd spoke about how the team has been progressing these past few weeks.

“They’re actually doing better at quite a lot of things,” hr said. “The girls have improved their ball striking, and they are doing a way better job on making solid contact. We just need to figure out better ways to put the ball in the hole.”

Shana Spray led the way for the Owls, scoring 44 in her nine holes of work.

Katie Cottrill carded 51 in her round, while Emmy Followell scored 54 on the day.

Caroline Dennis put together a round of 56 in the match, and Emily Windley scored 58 for the Owls.

The team will be back in action Thursday against Bloomington South.

Trinity Lutheran’s Allie Schocke also participated in the event. The Cougars golfer scored 62 in her round.

“The course was really wet today,” Trinity coach Kylie Weichman said. “I thought Allie kept a level head and continued to work through some challenging shots in her round. She did a great job of staying focused and doing the best she could in the given situation.”

“One thing I really like about Allie is her willingness to want to become a better golfer,” Weichman added. “I think that’s so important if you want to continue to play. She also never lets a bad shot get her down. Allie does a really good job of keeping a level head on the golf course and manages the course well as a player.”