The Litchfield girls golf team improved to 3-0 on Monday, Aug. 26, with a victory over Civic Memorial and Roxana at Clover Leaf Golf Course in Alton.
Laura Boston earned medalist honors with a 42 and helped the Panthers to a team score of 210, 12 better than Civic Memorial.
Carly Guinn would add in a 49 for the Panthers, while Alyssa Loyd and Hailey Rentz finished out the scoring with a 58 and a 61. Lily Braasch also played for the Panthers, shooting a 70.
On Friday, Aug. 23, both Litchfield golf teams were in action at Timber Lakes, with the Lady Panthers picking up a win in their first match of the season.
Laura Boston shot a 5-over-par 41 in her high school debut to take medalist honors by six strokes over teammate Carly Guinn. Hailey Rentz would add in a 60, while Alyssa Loyd finished with a 64. Lily Braasch would shoot a 68 for the Panthers, who finished with a 212 for a team score, 16 strokes better than Staunton.
The LHS boys would finish second at the meet with a 188, 15 strokes behind Auburn for the top spot. Gillespie would be third with a 213, while Mt. Olive (217) and Staunton (three players) rounded out the standings.
Anthony Boston would lead Litchfield with a 42, second overall to medalist Charlie Jessup of Auburn. Jessup would shoot a 1-over-par 37 for the Trojans.
Keagan Marten would finish with a 45, while Blake Rentz and Allen Schneider finished with scoring rounds of 49 and 52.
Zach Boston and Kelvin Dooley also played for the Panthers and finished with rounds of 57 and 58.
The Litchfield boys golf team will be back in action on Saturday, Aug. 31, as they travel to Greenview for the Bulldog Invite. The LHS girls will be at home on Sept. 4, against Greenville and Carlinville.
August 23 at Staunton
Timber Lakes Golf Course - Par 36
Girls Team Scores: 1. Litchfield 212, 2. Staunton 228.
Medalist: Laura Boston (Litchfield) 41.
Records: Litchfield (1-0), Staunton (0-1).
Litchfield (212) - Laura Boston 41, Carly Guinn 47, Hailey Rentz 60, Alyssa Loyd 64, Lily Braasch 68.
Staunton (228) - Best 51, Tucker, 58, Taylor 59, Mathis 60, Meyer 65, Tjaden 70.
Continued on 3B