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MCDONALD'S GAME OF THE WEEK (Girls Golf): Darlington SWC Meet
Fall sports finally underway with Darlington SWC Girls Golf Meet
Lancaster freshman Brianna Kirsch shot a 9-over-par 44 to win medalist honors in her first high school golf meet last Friday, the five-team Darlington SWC mini meet at The Darlington Country Club. - photo by Tom Gunnell

GIRLS GOLF: Darlington SWC Meet

DARLINGTON – Fall sports are officially under way.

Under the direction of fifth-year head coach Sarah Williams, the Lancaster girls’ golf team kicked off the season last Friday morning with their first conference meet of the 2020 season.

Competing in the Southwest Wisconsin Conference along with Darlington, Prairie du Chien, Southwestern/Cuba City/Benton and Wisconsin Dells, the Flying Arrows finished second in their first meet with a team score of 203.

Taking team honors was Wisconsin Dells, who shot a 194 at the Darlington Country Club, while SW/CC/B was third at 209. Rounding out the team scores was Darlington in fourth place (216) and Prairie du Chien in fifth (280).

Earning medalist honors in her first-ever high school varsity meet was Lancaster freshman Brianna Kirsch, who shot a nine-over-par round of 44 on the par-35 course.

Gracie Walker of Wisconsin Dells was one shot behind with a 45, while Lancaster senior Morgan Cooley finished third with a 48.

Rounding out the top four scores for coach Williams’ squad were senior Sarah Farrey with a 53 and junior Claire Schmidt with a 58. Also competing on the varsity squad was junior Hannah Pierce, who shot a 64.

The Lancaster junior varsity squad shot a team score of 239, led by freshman Kate McWilliams, who shot a 58. Playing as a junior varsity alternate, senior Emma Addison shot an impressive round of 53.

This past Monday mornings meet at Prairie du Chien had been postponed due to rain, and has been rescheduled for Friday, Sept. 11, with a 3 p.m. start.

This Thursday afternoon the Flying Arrows will compete at Trappers Turn hosted by Wisconsin Dells, then next Tuesday will be at home on the Lancaster Municipal Golf Course. Both meets begin at 4 p.m.

Coach Williams returns eight golfers from last year’s squad, and welcomes in four newcomers. Gone is Lindsey Wolf, who is the only graduate from last year’s team.

Darlington SWC Meet
(from Friday, Aug. 28, at the Darlington Country Club, par 35)
Team scores - 1. Wisconsin Dells 194; 2. Lancaster 203; 3. Southwestern/Cuba City/Benton 209; 4. Darlington 216; 5. Prairie du Chien 280.
Medalist - Brianna Kirsch (Lancaster) 44.
Wisconsin Dells - Gracie Walker 45, Kayla Gray 49, Olga Hernandez 49, Libby Walker 51, Lauren Eck 57.
Lancaster - Brianna Kirsch 44, Morgan Cooley 48, Sarah Farrey 53, Claire Schmidt 58, Hannah Pierce 64.
SW/CC/B - Delaney Ryan 50, Mallory Kaiser 52, Melissa Kosharek 53, Shelby Soja 54, Maggie Bowden 62.
Darlington - Josie Thomas 49, Josie Meiser 51, Brianna Gavinski 58, Sophie Wiegel 58, Alexis Bridges 63. 
Prairie du Chien - Allison Kennedy 56, Kendall Hill 58, Marie Achenbach 77, Lydia Seeley 77.