Coach Noelle DeHaven said her Seymour girls golf team is leaving too many strokes out on the course.
“We should be able to break 200 on our course,” DeHaven said following Tuesday’s match against Hoosier Hills Conference foes Bedford North Lawrence and Jennings County at Shadowood Golf Course.
Jennings County and BNL both shot 194, and Seymour shot 204. Jennings County was awarded first place based on the score of the fifth player.
“There are a lot of strokes out there that we need to work on,” DeHaven said. “Chipping and putting seem to be the problem right now. We’re hitting the ball pretty good. It’s just a lot of strokes around the green.”
Seymour’s Paxton DeHaven was a medalist with a score of 39.
“She is hitting the ball really well,” coach DeHaven said. “She’s just getting over the ball when she’s putting and having some shakes there. She’s struggling putting.”
Hope Sutton was next in line for the Owls with a 49.
Sutton said she shot a 49 on the back nine during the Seymour Invitational earlier this month, and of Tuesday’s score she said, “I’m OK with it. I hit the ball well. I had a couple of bad holes, but other than that, I did OK. I went out of bounds on hole 13, and I didn’t have a very good drive on the last hole.
“I putted really well today. I hope I can keep that up,” she added. “I think I need to work on my second shots, maybe some of my drives. Hopefully, I’ll have that straightened out by the time we go to conference and sectional.”
Of Sutton, coach DeHaven said, “I was happy with her round because she’s been shooting 107, 109 (for 18 holes), so having 49 is good, and Brittany (Trimnell) shot 55. That’s pretty good for her.”
Sutton said the team is getting better every practice.
“I can see it,” she said. “People’s scores keep dropping, and it’s awesome.”
On Saturday, Seymour will compete in the Franklin Central Invitational at Smock Golf Course in Greenwood.
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