Rebels 2nd to Knights
Saturday, September 07, 2013 5:00 AM
Southwestern's girls golf team finished second in a tri-meet with South Dearborn and South Ripley on Friday at Spring Hills Golf Course in Hanover.
The Knights from Aurora won the meet with a 194 while Southwestern shot a 217 to South Ripley's 226.
Southwestern's Kyla Harsin and South Dearborn's Megan Neuendorf tied for medalist honors with a pair of 45s and the Rebels' Kelsey Reeves was third individually with a 48.
Other scorers for Southwestern included Beth Reno with a 56 and Megan Morris with a 68.
"We played well today. I'm proud of the girls, because we've struggled with the mental aspect of this game all season, and today we played loose," Southwestern coach David Bright said. "Golf is a funny game. Sometimes when you try too hard, you won't play well, but when you loosen up and almost not care how well you do, you'll play better.
"Kyla really stepped up and showed how good she can be today," Bright added. "And I'm especially proud of Megan. She is the key to our team, the final piece of the puzzle so to speak. Without her we don't score as a team. It's not an easy thing to continue to struggle and get frustrated, yet still show up for practice and matches with a good attitude. I'd rather have girls who shoot high scores with a good attitude than ones who shoot under par with a bad attitude any day. I hope she knows how much she means to this team."