Having an entirely new squad from last season’s Region VI championship season didn’t slow down the Barton Community College women’s golf team as the Lady Cougars held off a final day charge to win the first KJCCC Meet of the season. The Lady Cougars, who were protecting their home StoneRidge Golf Club course for the past two days, built a nine stroke eighteen hole lead in Monday’s opening round but had to hold on during Tuesday’s final nine holes winning by just five strokes. The victory kept Barton’s conference winning streak alive as its ninth straight win dates back to the 2013 season. The Lady Cougars finished with a 516 followed by the improved Conquistador squad from Dodge City Community College’s 521 and Coffeyville Community College’s 556.
The Lady Cougars placed four in the top ten led by Peerada Piddon‘s 114 capturing her first conference meet over Dodge City’s Rachanok Rahulpan’s 119. Leeseo Park was four strokes behind at 123 for fourth place, while Bailey Gage‘s 143 and a 145 from Natalie Fish grabbed the ninth and tenth spots respectively. Mackenzie Fabrizius recovered from a tough first day to card a 149 while individualists Taylor Overlees and Daleen Turner each shot a twenty-seven hole 152 total.
Barton will travel to Dodge City next week for the second conference meet of the season on Sunday and Monday, October 4-5, held at Mariah Hills Golf Course.
Team Standings (Final – 27 Holes):
Barton CC – 516
Dodge City CC – 521
Coffeyville CC – 556
Individual Standings (Final – 27 Holes):
1. Peerada Piddon (Barton) – 114
2. Rachanok Rahulpan (Dodge City) – 119
3. Leeseo Park (Barton) – 123
4. Orakorn Thirayatorn (Dodge City) – 125
5. Julia Dierker (Coffeyville) – 129
6. Tiarra Diaz (Dodge City) – 130
7. Karah Bassett (Dodge City) – 133
8. Cheyenne Musser (Dodge City) – 135
9. Bailey Gage (Barton) – 143
10. Natalie Fish (Barton) – 145