Saints grind it out on SWCC links

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Driver in hand, Emily Webster stepped up to the No. 3 tee box.

She lined up the ball, took a couple of practice swings and set her feet. Her shot didn’t sail as far down the fairway as Webster preferred, but she continued to grind it out Tuesday afternoon.

As did her teammates.

Caroline Jones and Georgia Fulghum each encountered their own challenges on the Southern Wayne Country Club links. Once they reached the green during their respective nine-hole rounds, they needed a couple of putts to drop the ball in the cup.

Jones paced the Saints with a 55.

“Caroline remains our most consistent player and is playing at a regional qualifier rate if she continues this scoring average,” said SW head coach Michael Wiggs. “She has the potential to shave a few more strokes off her scoring average with her short game.”

Fulghum carded a 63.

“Georgia is a seasoned player and hit the ball today much better even though she had some unfortunate lies,” Wiggs said. “She will likely shoot lower scores as the season goes on.”

Webster turned in a 72.

“Emily is in her first season and is making progress that is not necessarily seen in her scores,” said SW head coach Michael Wiggs. “She has a great outlook and nothing seems to rattle her.”

The trio carded a 190 in the multi-team Quad County 3A Conference match. The next league match is Sept. 20 with West Johnston as the host school.

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