For the second straight Jayhawk Conference meet, the Barton Community College women’s golf team won by sixty or more strokes as the Lady Cougars captured Conference Meet No. 2 held at Dodge City’s Mariah Hills Golf Course. Building a fourteen stroke lead after Sunday’s nine hole round, Barton dominated from start to finish to run away with the title by sixty-three strokes with a 511 total to surpass last year’s score at the same course by sixty strokes. Second place and host Dodge City Community College increased their Sunday five stroke lead over Coffeyville Community College to finish at 574 while the Red Ravens carded a 581.
The Lady Cougars also dominated individually taking the top two spots and placing all six golfers in the top ten. Natthakan Teeratrakul again led the way winning her second straight meet with an eleven over-par 118. After firing a 41 on Sunday, the sophomore increased her one-stroke lead with a 77 to hold off a charge by teammate Hye Rin Kim . Kim, who finished third in her first collegiate meet, followed Sunday’s sub-par 46 round to post Monday’s low round of 75 in finishing three strokes behind Teeratrukul at 121 and one better than Coffeyville’s Julia Dierker.
The Lady Cougars tied in the fifth position as sophomores Abbie Thelen and Madison Walden carded a 136. Shooting a 46 on Sunday to trail Walden by one, Thelen’s 90 on Monday was enough to catch Walden. Freshman Madison Krull bounced back from a 48 nine-hole score to tie Thelen’s 90 to finish seventh just two strokes behind with a 138. Competing as an individual, sophomore Madison Werth also had a solid second day following her 49 with a 93 to finish tied for eighth at 142.
Barton will have a two week break from competition before heading to the last conference meet of the fall season October 5-6 held at the Country Club in Coffeyville, Kansas.