Lexington proves to be tough course
By Tim Linscott
The Lady Plainsmen golf squad competed at the Lexington Invite on Friday, Sept. 13, and much like the namesake of the date, bad luck followed the team.
Two golfers were ill, leaving the team shorthanded. Despite the low numbers on the squad, head coach Troy Kemling saw improvement.
“I am seeing our progress on display. I was pleased to see the girls paying more attention to the yardages and fine-tuning their club selection,” Kemling said.
Carra Johnson was 15th, shooting a 102. She had a 50 on her front nine and a 52 on her back nine at Lexington.
“I was thrilled for Carra, being able to medal at a large school meet, doing this with her all-time low. She played some of the best I have seen, including a hybrid from 150 yards followed by a 25 foot putt she made,” Kemling said. “Her ball striking was much better today as shown by her results.”
Others playing for PCS included Amanda Reichert, shooting a 112 and Alexis Schmidt finished with a 125.
“Amanda’s game right now has highs and lows. She is fighting the ball going to the right, which today, had her lining up a little off target. I was pleased that after a rough opening nine, she bounced back nicely,” Kemling said.
Schmidt’s experience has played into her scores thus far.
“Alexis is still a relatively new golfer and differing course conditions than our home course affect her more,” Kemling said.
The team will next see action on Monday, Sept. 23, at Ogallala.