Fairfield girls' golf finishes runner-up at home
Fairfield’s golf team took second place Thursday on the fifth woman scorecard tiebreaker, edging Keokuk at a triangular with Washington at the Fairfield Golf & Country Club.
The Trojans and Keokuk tied with a 249, but Fairfield’s fifth golfer, freshman Abby Adam, shot lower than the visiting Chiefs’ No. 5. Adam carded a 77 to hand Fairfield the conference win, which was the team’s first in Joe Kruzich’s two-season tenure.
“I think it means quite a bit,” Kruzich said of beating Keokuk. “We’ll have the teams coming here to play us at conference, and I think it was a good experience for our girls to see what the competition looks like.
“We played right with Keokuk and for the most part Washington. It’s just a matter of shaving a few strokes and getting down to that next level now,” he added.
Washington finished with a score of 217 to win the triangular.
Freshman Lindsey Repp had the Trojans’ lowest score at 55. Senior Kristen Terrell made it into the 50s for the first time in 2013 with a 59 and senior teammate Ashley Henkel shot a 60 to round out the team’s top three.
“I’m happy with the two seniors and with how they’ve been progressing. They always come on throughout the season, and it’s no different this year,” Kruzich said, referring to Terrell and Henkel. “It’s good to be able to depend on those two and know this time of year they’re going to give the best they can.”
Freshman Madelyn Swan also scored for Fairfield with a 72, while Claire Slechta shot an 80.
The Trojans are bringing just four girls to Saturday’s tournament hosted by Central Lee. Kruzich said the Trojans will need to bring their ‘A’ game to the eight-team field.
“I think we’ll fare well at the tournament, and hopefully we can build some momentum Saturday before the season’s final stretch,” the second-year coach said.
Tee time is set for 7:30 a.m.