Times Sports Editor
The putting wasn't quite where they would have liked, but the Northview girls' golf team had to have liked the final results in the first match at home Thursday evening.
The Knights got a 41 from sophomore Keirsten Mikesell to help lead the team to a score of 170 to top Cloverdale's 201 and Linton's score of 210.
"I'm really proud of them, they really came through," Northview coach Bob Treash said of his team. "Some of the girls have been struggling a little bit and they came back and played well. Last year I think our best round was 179 and tonight we had 170."
In the squad's first competitive round on its home course at Forest Park Golf Course, both Karlie Atkinson and Sierra Girton carded a 42 and Megan Heaton was close behind with a 45. The Knights also got a 44 from Jensen Swaim as all nine Northview players saw action.
Cloverdale's Sydney Shrum shot a medalist round of 39 to lead the Clovers to second-place in the nine-hole match.
"Our schedule is a little tougher and we go to Twin Bridges Golf Course to play North Putnam on Monday and they are pretty good," Treash said. "We play (Terre Haute) South again and they've beaten us twice and then we play (Terre Haute) North here on Thursday. We're coming around. I'm proud of them. Our putting hasn't been that good, but we're going to get better."
The Knights visit North Putnam for a Monday road match beginning at 4:30 p.m.
At Forest Park Golf Course
Northview 170, Cloverdale 201, Linton 210
Northview (170): Keirsten Mikesell 41, Karlie Atkinson 42, Sierra Girton 42, Megan Heaton 45, MaKenzie Brown 46, Kenzi Mager 52, Jensen Swaim 44, Faith Wells 54, Sydney Lynch 61
Cloverdale (201): Sydney Shrum 39, Makayla Moore 49, Savannah Gaddis 59, Elizabeth Wordlow 67, Payton Dorsett 59, Harlee Fuetter 54
Linton (210): Katie Wells 47, Darcy Andis 53, Rachel Allen 58, Molly Wright 52