Madison’s girls golf team took a step back from its performance on Saturday, but the Cubs still mustered enough for a 205-215 win over Henryville at Champions Pointe Golf Course on Monday.

The Cubs got their usual strong performance from sophomore Keara Eder, who shot a 38 to take low-medalist honors. But the rest of the team struggled from their runner-up performance in the New Albany Invitational on Saturday.

“As a team we took a small step back, but being as young as we are, that’s going to happen. I think we can play some pretty good, consistent golf by the end of the season but we have a ways to go yet,” Madison coach Jake Shockley said. “Keara shot 38 even though she struggled with her driver. We’ll take bad 38s all day long, but I know she wasn’t completely satisfied with her day.”

Jenna Imel shot a 50, Grace Bronkella had a 55 and Alivia Brawner had a 62 to round out Madison’s scoring. Gibson James had a 65 and Ally Skirvin a 72 in non-scoring rounds.

“Jenna is still coming into form and you can see her confidence growing. I’m happy for her, because she played a lot of golf on her own over the summer to get better and she was right there,” Shockley said. “Grace struggled with the flat stick today. That 55 could’ve been 45 if she could’ve just stuck to two-putts. Alivia struggled today overall. She had a really nice last hole and some good shots but overall she couldn’t put it together today. It’s just a hiccup on the way to some good days out there. Gibson and Ally both got to put in some work today. You can see some good things out of both of them.”

Taytum Easton led Henryville with a 48 while Allison Horn had a 52, Sydney Kleinert had a 53 and Olivia Guernsey had a 62. Annie Spicer shot a 66 in a non-scoring round.

Madison returns to action on Thursday when it faces Jeffersonville at the Elks Golf Course in Jeffersonville. The Cubs then compete in the Fuzzy Zoeller Invitational at Champions Pointe on Saturday.

Rebels win home quad meet

Southwestern made it two-for-two in home golf matches this season with a win over Switzerland County, Jac-Cen-Del and Shawe at Butler Falls Golf Course on Tuesday.

The Rebels shot a 188 to easily best Switzerland, which was second with a 253. Jac-Cen-Del was third with a 257 and Shawe did not field a complete team.

“I had a feeling we might drop back down to earth after playing so well on Friday, but that didn’t really happen. Some of the girls felt they didn’t play very well but were pleasantly surprised to see their totals when we counted them up,” Southwestern coach David Bright said. “That tells me they are expecting bigger and better things out of themselves this year which is a great sign. I think tonight just shows how versatile our team is.”

Each of Southwestern’s four scores broke 50 in the nine-hole round. Ellie Foley and Kristin Consley led the way with a pair of 46s to share low-medalist honors while Belle Crawford had a 47 and Bella Marcum had a 49. Shahala Brown shot a non-scoring 52.

“Ellie had our fifth best score on Friday and led the team tonight. Belle led the team on Friday and struggled a little tonight with the third best score,” Bright said. “When one of the girls has an off night, another one can step up and fill the void. That is a nice luxury to have. Our depth is our strength.”

Hailey Hines led Switzerland with a 60 while Lily Williams had a 62, Annabelle Bear a 65 and Rori Ware a 66.

Freshman Bailey Kilgore, Shawe’s lone golfer, shot a 65.

“Bailey hit a few speed bumps out there. As straight as she was Friday, she had the ball going right on her today, which contributed to the higher score,” Shawe coach David Hertz said. “But she had a great attitude out there. We’re going to put some work in at the range and on the course between now and our next match and I feel that that will get her back on track.”

Tracy McKittrick led Jac-Cen-Del with a 57, Annalise Boor had a 63, Chloe Strassell had a 67 and Courtney Grable had a 70.

Shawe and Southwestern each return to action on Thursday when they face Milan and Jac-Cen-Del at Sunrise Golf Course in Madison. Switzerland County takes on Lawrenceburg and South Dearborn at Hidden Bay Golf Course on Thursday.