Lady Mustangs Make Name For Themselves
It’s taken less than a season for the McDonald County High school girls’ golf team to make a name for itself.
In the program’s inaugural season, sophomore Lily Allman led the Lady Mustangs to a third-place finish at the Big 8 Conference Championships held on Sept. 24 at Marshfield Golf Course.
Allman also finished in third place in the individual race behind a pair of Springfield Catholic players.
Catholic freshman Reagan Zibilski, who McDonald County coach Kyle Fields said, “We’ll see on TV someday,” shot a five-under-par 64 to beat teammate Kayla Pfitzner, who was also under par at 68.
Allman was next, in third, with a 74 to keep Catholic from taking the top three places. Catholic’s Kyleigh Pfitzner was fourth with a 75. Fifth went to Brooke Wagner of Logan-Rogersville with a 78, followed by Grace Palmer, Nevada, 81, Annie Strong, Logan Rogersville, 86, Emma Strong, Logan-Rogersville, Ellen Moore, Catholic, 88, and Janna Mantala, 90, Logan-Rogersville, to round out the top 10.
Catholic shot an incredible 295 to win the team title by 46 strokes over Logan-Rogersville. McDonald County was third with 397, followed by Mount Vernon with a 415, Marshfield 426, Nevada 437, Hollister 447 and Seneca 460.
McDonald County was at Mount Vernon on Sept. 26 and at Nevada on Sept. 27 before entering districts on Oct. 1 in Carthage.