The girls varsity gold golf team traveled to Beavercreek Golf Club last week to compete in the OHSAA Division I District Finals. The girls knew going in that only the top three teams and the top three individuals from non-qualifying teams would advance to the state tournament this weekend at The Ohio State University Golf Course in Columbus.
After the front nine, the girls sat in fifth place following a team score of 165. They knew they had to play better on the back nine to achieve their goal of reaching the state tournament and did just that.
Led by Freshman Mo Rodgers, who fired a 38 on the front nine and a 37 on the back nine for a 75, the girls leapfrogged three teams to finish as District runner-up and punch their ticket to the state tournament this week. Even more impressive was the fact that Rodgers’ 75 was enough for her to claim the individual District championship…..AS A FRESHMAN!
Joining Mo in the team scoring were juniors Meha Pandya with a 79, Kate Dickerson with an 80 and Amelia Burger with an 83. Sophomore Jenna Hayes also shot an 83 as the Lady Elks shot a 152 on the back nine to finish with a 317, tieing Mason for second place, but winning the tiebreaker and just two shots behind District Champ Lakota East.
The girls now head to Columbus to compete for the state championship on Friday and Saturday. Tee times at Ohio State both days is set for 9:00 AM.