Lady Lancers drop tight match at Wapakoneta
Thursday, September 04, 2014 12:00 AM
WAPAKONETA — The Lady Lancer golf team hit the road on Wednesday evening for a dual match at Wapakoneta Country Club. The host school, Western Buckeye League power Wapak, was too much for the younger Lancer squad, as Lincolnview fell by a 203-214 score.
The Lancers put the pressure on Wapak in the first four-ball match as junior Mikenna Klinger fired a match-best 45. She was followed by sophomore Makenzie Kraft’s 54. The two-ball total bested the one-two punch of Sierra Sammons and Haley Kinstle. Wapak’s pair was three shots behind the Lancer duo as they posted scores of 47 and 53 respectively.
Sophomore Macala Ashbaugh posted her career-best round of 53 to keep pace with Abbie Cottle’s 56 for Wapak. Lancer freshman Marissa Miller tallied a 63 with her opponent, Emily Klophenstein, firing a 58. The Lancers only trailed by one at this point with two players to go.
Wapakoneta’s depth prevailed against Lancer sophomore McKenzie Davis and sophomore Madison Shepherd. Davis (63) and Shepherd (68) improved the Lancer team total to 214 but a pair of 50’s lowered the Wapak score to 203.
With the win Wapakoneta moves to 9-1 in dual matches while the Lancers drop to 0-2. The Lancers will take on Allen East and Parkway in a make-up on Tuesday and will host Allen East and Minster on Monday at Hickory Sticks Golf Club.