MIAMISBURG — After opening the season with a solid 4th place finish in the Greater Western Ohio Conference Preseason Tournament the Northmont girls golf team has done well in its other outings.
Northmont placed 6th out of 15 teams August 10 at the Miamisburg Invitational at Pipestone.
“It was supposed to be an 18-hole tournament but we had a whole bunch of rain so the boys teams went first and the girls went to a 9-hole tournament,” said Northmont Coach Vivian Bibler. “They put all 84 girls on nine holes and took four and a half hours to play nine holes. It was the longest thing ever. They had leagues playing on the other side.”
The Lady Bolts finished with a score of 191. Junior Amara Tipple led the team with a 44.
“She has been playing really, really well,” Bibler said
Tipple was followed by senior Morgan Sterner with a 47, junior Hannah Toth carded a 50 and junior Ashley Singer also had a 50.
On August 8 the team traveled to Echo Hills to play Piqua.
“We played the front nine and it was flat but they have all these little ponds that just kept coming up into play. You don’t know that they are there until you see this skinny red stake. It’s kind of hard to tell where they are at,” Bibler noted.
Northmont won the match with a season low184 while Piqua recorded a 218. Tipple and Sterner led Northmont with rounds of 43, Toth came in with a 47 and sophomore Delaney Schmidt finished with a 51.
“Delaney is showing tremendous improvement from last year. All the girls have really matured and have been working hard on their game,” Bibler said.
August 11 the Lady Bolts faced Greenville at Turtle Creek, the former Greenville Country Club, and won the match 190 to 222. Tipple shot 43, Toth 46, Maddie Jaehnen 49 and Sterner had 52.
Wednesday the Lady Bolts will host Wayne at Meadowbrook and Thursday host Springboro at Meadowbrook.
Bibler has scheduled more invitationals for the team this year due to the realignment of the conference. Northmont now plays in the National West Division along with Miamisburg, Lebanon and Springboro.
“We’ve had a lot more flexibility with our scheduling so I scheduled four 18 hole invitationals for us in August alone,” Bibler said. “That makes the girls a lot more aware of what an actual round of golf is like instead of just nine holes. They start to see that you can blow up on one hole and still bring your score around when you are playing 18. I’ve been real pleased with the girls. I just think they are doing a great job.”
The team’s theme this year is, “Teamwork makes the Dream Work” which is featured on the team poster.
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