It was another winning outing on Friday, Aug. 22 for the North Adams Lady Devils golf squad, who have yet to taste defeat in the 2014 season, improving their overall mark to 4-0 with a 22-stroke victory in a tri-match at the Adams County Country Club, playing around a torrential downpour that struck midway through the match.
Providing the team competition for the Lady Devils on Friday were the girls’ golf teams from West Union and Fairfield and it was a big day for North Adams, led by the medalist for the day, Kylee Applegate, who shot 43 for the nine holes on the day. The Lady Devils also got a 48 from Jade Spriggs, 57 from Caitlin Young, 58 from Erin Newman, and 61 from Brooklyn Young. Their team total of 206 was 22 strokes better than second place Fairfield at 228.
West Union finished third in the match, led by a 56 from Rayanna McFarland.
Peebles also had three girls on the course, not enough for a team score. Savannah McCoy led the Lady Indians with a 49, followed by Josey Scott at 58, and Eliza Tipton at 61. Manchester had one golfer on the course, Bethany Sweeney, and she finished the nine holes at 51.
“This week we were able to play teams in and out of our league,” said North Adams head coach Rachel Herman. “The team really stepped up on Wednesday at CNE and ended up winning by 22 strokes. The match at CNE really showed me some strengths in all our players.”
“Friday was a good learning experience because of the weather. It rained so hard for about two holes, which changed the way the course was playing. The girls were still able to focus and shoot another good round of 206. We are trying to get our team average under 210 before the sectionals.”