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Northview linksters handle Vigo County visitors

Friday, August 27, 2004

Madison Kirchner chips to within a couple of feet during her round of 41 on Thursday evening. Kirchner helped the Knights record a 19 stroke win over T.H. North.

Mother Nature might have tried to rain on the Northview golf team's parade by providing a downpour on Wednesday night. However, the Knights tamed a very soggy Forest Park Golf Course in a three-way victory over visiting Terre Haute South and North on Thursday evening.

Northview got solid scores from top to bottom, varsity through junior varsity in posting a 159 to 178 win over the second place Patriots. The Braves placed third with a team score of 218.

"I thought we played really well on a course that was playing very tough today," Coach Teresa Akers said of her squad. "I think it really helped some of the girls tonight to be playing against a competitor (instead of with a teammate)."

Millie Akers earned medalist honors with her round of 38 for the Knights with senior Brittney Cheek and Amber Trusler each carding a 40 and Mary Beth Tribble shooting a 44.

Providing even more good news for the Knights was the junior varsity rounds provided by Jenae Huffman (39) along with Maggie Kirchner's 41.

"We're going to have some real tough decisions come sectional time," Akers said. "We've got six girls right now who are each averaging about 44 strokes (per nine holes). I think that the girls are really starting to take their games seriously."

The Knights also got a score of 46 from Erika Tucker and a 45 from Kayla Duregger. Kayla Cooper shot a 50, Abby Smith a 48 and Madason Stevenson shot a 50.

Christine Dodson led the Patriots with her 40 while Whitney Crawley shot a 45, Amy Hutts a 46 and Haley Merrill a 47 to round out team scoring for North.

For South, Diane Price had a 43 and Lindsay Chapman a 49 to lead the Braves.

The Knights remain unbeaten in head-to-head matches at 6-0 overall, 1-0 in the WIC and will travel to Cascade for a meet on Monday evening.

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