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Fairfield girls’ golf  staying consistent while playing short-handed

By Justin Webster | Apr 11, 2018
Photo by: GTNS photo Fairfield’s Ella Phillips hits a chip shot Tuesday afternoon at Mt. Pleasant.

If nothing else, Fairfield’s girls golf program has been consistent this season, shooting 255 on April 7 at the Keokuk Invitational and 254 Tuesday night at their dual at Mt. Pleasant.

Realistically, it’s hard to gauge where the Trojans stand yet, because they’ve played their first two competitions without at least one of their top two players with the No. 1 Joli Swan missing the Keokuk Invitational and No. 2 Kaelyn Strong missing Tuesday.

Swan returned Tuesday and shot a 53 to lead the team and “hit some good shots and showed she is ready to get back to work to shoot the scores that have helped us be so successful in the past,” according to Head Coach Joe Kruzich.

“I really commend the girls for how hard they are working in practice and they will reap the benefits sooner rather than later,” added Kruzich. “Ella Phillips and Lindy Kaska have done a nice job in their first two varsity meets as well, have been very coachable, and will just continue to get better.”


Surprise of the year

Coach Kruzich told The Ledger, “The surprise of the year so far has been Megan Higgins who led us at the Keokuk Invitational and improved another four strokes tonight at Mt. Pleasant. Megan is becoming more consistent by the day and continues to raise expectations for herself. The future is bright for her if she just continues to put in the work.”


At Mt. Pleasant CC

Panthers 196

Trojans 254

Joli Swan 53

Megan Higgins 55

Ella Phillips 69

Lindy Kaska 77


At Keokuk

Invitational April 7

Megan Higgins 59

Kaelyn Strong 63

Ella Phillips 66

Lindy Kaska 67

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