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Without top game, Knights still earn win

Friday, August 26, 2005

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Northview's Milie Akers chips towards the green during her round of 44 for the Knights. Northview won the match by four strokes over Terre Haute North.

Even when the Knights aren't quite at the top of their game they can still squeeze out a victory.

Northview's golf team remained unbeaten in dual golf matches leading up to their appearance in a 16-team field at the Hall of Fame Tournament on Saturday at West Chase Golf Course in Brownsburg.

Northview posted a team score of 170 to edge past Vigo County rival Terre Haute North's 174 and South's 198.

The Knights admittedly weren't playing their best on Thursday, returning to their home course following a tough opening stretch away from Forest Park. Coming off back-to-back appearances at the always difficult Hulman Links course, the Knights got a round of 40 from Mary Beth Tribble to lead the team. She was just a stroke off Terre Haute North's Christine Dodson who was the medalist. South's Diane Price was even with Tribble's score of 40.

"It was fun to watch the No. 1's play tonight," commented Northview coach Teresa Akers. "I was a little disappointed in our score tonight, it's a little high for our course, but hopefully we'll settle down."

Madison Kirchner was rock solid for the Knights in taking the team's runner up score with a 41 and Millie Akers tallied a round of 44 with Jenae Huffman at 45 and Abby Smith at 46.

"Our putting was a little high so we need to work on our short game," mentioned Akers. "We've been on the road a lot. I thought all three teams showed great leadership tonight."

The Knights will have to test their mettle on Saturday without the services of No.1 golfer, Mary Beth Tribble who will be attending her brother's wedding in South Bend. However, Akers believes it will be a test of character for Northview. "We're going to miss Mary Beth on Saturday but get some of our other girls some experience. These matches are good for everyone."

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