Fairfield girls’ golf plays at Mid-Prairie
After being moved back a day because of rain, the Mid-Prairie Invite was played Friday.
Playing a full 18 holes for only the second time this season, the Fairfield girls’ golf team placed fifth out of six teams and shot a 426 collectively. Mid-Prairie won its home tournament with a 387. Iowa City Regina, West Liberty and Durant finished just ahead of Fairfield, while Wilton rounded up the pack in sixth by shooting a 445.
“We were very fortunate to be able to work around the weather and get to play a new course,” Fairfield coach Joe Kruzich said.
No. 1 player Lindsey Repp, who is ranked 27th in Class 4A in the newly released Iowa High School Golf Coaches Association poll, earned second place by shooting a 90 on the day. Repp was tied for first at the end of the tournament and lost on a playoff hole to meet medalist Allyson Wertz of Mid-Prairie.
Olivia Hammel was the second best Trojan on the day, shooting 105. Madelyn Swan swatted a 113 and Kylee Marlay finished with a 120.
The Trojans now must turn their attention to Mt. Pleasant, which will come to Fairfield today to dual at the Fairfield Golf & Country Club. The Panthers took the first matchup of the season 192-234 in Mt. Pleasant.
“It will take everyone’s best game for us to come out with a win,” Kruzich said. “We have a lot of moments where a couple of us will play pretty well, but we have yet to put together four quality scores to give us a shot to beat a team of this caliber.”
Fairfield will go to Washington for a triangular with the Demons and Keokuk on Thursday.