While the McFarland High School girls golf team finished eighth out of nine teams at the Monday, Sept. 16, Beloit Turner Rock Valley Conference mini-meet, it was only a few strokes away from moving up several places in the standings.
The Spartans ended with 227 strokes at the Glen Erin Golf Course in Janesville, just one higher than the host Trojans. Evansville was sixth with 223, and Edgerton took fifth with 220.
McFarland had two golfers shoot a 53 as Carson Eccles came up with four bogeys and Emily Schoeller parred the first hole and carded a bogey on another.
Emily Gates had the team’s only birdie of the match when she scored a three on the par-4, 7th hole. She also had a par and a bogey to end with a 56.
Nikkia Kohn finished her round with a 65, and MacKenzie Rynes ended with a 76.
Jefferson’s Courtney Dreager had the lowest individual round with a 41, Aubrie Pero of Cambridge and Caroline Christiansen of East Troy both fired a 43, and Cambridge’s Mary Hommen had a 44.
Cambridge had the lowest team score with 190, Lakeside Lutheran had a 197, and Jefferson ended with a 203.