Despite the loss of a pair of veteran starters, including All-Ohioan Ashleigh Rothacher, the Garaway Lady Pirates golf team seems to have its sights bent on putting together another tremendous fall.
It has been a whirlwind of early-season activity for the Garaway Lady Pirates golf team, and for the most part it has been extremely gratifying for a team that is coming of a state-qualifying campaign in 2015.
On Tuesday, August 9, the Lady Pirates participated in the Tri-County Preseason Tournament at Pleasant View Golf Course. Unfortunately for Garaway, it did not have enough players to participate in the team scoring, but that didn’t mean they weren’t well represented.
Jocelyn Troyer fired an 83 to earn co-runner-up honors in the tournament.
On Wednesday, August 10, the girls were home versus Strasburg, another local team that has been a recent visitor to the state tournament.
Now back with enough players to sport a full team, the Lady Pirated edged the Lady Tigers by a count of Garaway 185-198.
Troyer was medalist with a 40, followed by Kalyn Mast’s 45 and Leighann Williams’ 47, while both Olivia Young and Helena Immel pitched in with 53s.
Thursday, August 11 saw Garaway host Inter-Valley Conference foe Ridgewood at Willandale Golf Course in Sugarcreek. This one would not be close, as the Lady Pirates scored a 183 to Ridgewood’s 252. Troyer was again medalist with a 40, with Mast and Williams close behind with identical 43s.
Then on Friday, August 12, Garaway took part in a quadrangular event at Union Country Club, where it squared off with Tuscarawas Central Catholic, Claymont and New Philadelphia.
It was another solid day for the Lady Pirates, who scored a solid 195 at the challenged club. They were followed by New Phila, which shot a 210, Claymont’s 232 and TCC’s 248.
In a recurring theme, Troyer was medalist with a stellar round of 38, with Williams adding a 42, Mast pitching in with a 47, and Immel carding a 58.
In head-to-head play, the Lady Pirates now stand at 5-0 on the campaign.