Trojan girls third at Washington triangular

The Fairfield girls? golf team joined Keokuk for a Southeast Conference triangular Thursday evening at the Washington Golf and Country Club?s par 36 course.

The Trojans finished third with a team total of 241, nine strokes behind Keokuk?s 232 and well behind Washington?s winning 165.

Fairfield?s low-round was shot by Kaelyn Strong who shot a 57, followed by Megan Higgins 59, Joli Swan?s 60, Ella Phillips? 65 and Lindy Kaska?s 68.

Medalist and Runner-up went to senior Sarah and freshman Anna Nacos who shot a -1 par 35 and 41, respectively, for the host Demons.

Washinton also got a 44, two 45?s and a 46 out of Josie Tanner, Megan Strabala, Allison Vogel and Kiki Guo in that order.

Top duffers for the Chiefs were Sydney Ruhl who shot a team-best 57, Brooke Oshea and Gracie Briscoe who recorded 58?s, Abby and Halo Arrowood who shot 59 and 71, respectively, and Paige Guymon?s 67.

Head Coach Joe Kruzich said there is a correlation between the improved forecast and his teams? play.

?With the weather improving, our practice time has been more consistent. This team is still learning about the game and I think it does us good to see a team like Washington. They have a lot of dedication to the sport and their success is something that other teams strive for. It?s great motivation.?

Next for the Trojans is a 9 a.m. tee time Monday morning at Flint Hills in Burlington against 10 teams from the area.