Mygrant Finishes Runner-Up At Grant 4 Golf

Posted on September 11, 2018 in Fall Sports, Girl's Golf

The Eastbrook girls golf team checked another goal accomplished off its list for the 2018 season Monday evening at Arbor Trace.

It’s already been a historic season for the Panthers as Coach Adlai Deisler’s girls have set new nine- and 18-hole scoring records, won the program’s first invitational at South Adams to start the season, then added a first Central Indiana Conference title to its trophy collection, another first at Eastbrook.

The Panthers turned in another record-setting performance with a program-best, 179, on a soft and soggy Arbor Trace Golf Club course, and added a Grant Four championship for its third tournament win of the season. The tournament was postponed from Saturday and cut down from 18 holes to nine to accommodate play on Monday, but there was no question who would reign as Grant County champion for 2018.

Madison-Grant also turned in a season best, shooting 201 to slip past Oak Hill (202) for second, while Mississinewa finished fourth with a 228.

“First one in five years and it’s our third tournament win of the year,” said Eastbrook coach Adlai Deisler. We lowered our (school) record last week by seven (shots) and we turned around and lowered it again. We are officially in the 170s as a school. So that’s pretty sweet.”

Senior Jenna Boucher led the Panthers charge with a 40, narrowly eclipsing Oak Hill sophomore Hope Mygrant (41) for medalist honors. Eastbrook also had senior Haylee Bright card a 44, tying Madison-Grant junior Kasey Cleaver for third, but winning the third medalist on back up, while freshman Abby Cansler and junior Allyssa McKinney shot 46 and 49, respectively to round out the Panthers’ record-setting round.

“We’ve just been slowly securing low scores. Last week we had four scores under 50, tonight again four scores under 50 and for that matter, two scores under 46,” Deisler said. “Everyone is really rounding into shape. I’ve got nothing but good things to say about how much work the girls are putting in. We had three goals this year, CIC, Grant Four and to get out of sectional, and we’ve checked two of those boxes. We’re getting close and hopefully we can keep it up for the next four days.”

Eastbrook has two more matches this week before the next opportunity for history comes on Saturday with the sectional at Arbor Trace. The Panthers will try to follow in Madison-Grant’s footsteps from 2017 and earn the program’s first trip to a regional.

Like the 2017 Argylls, Eastbrook has been dependent on three seniors, Boucher, Bright and Maggie McLaughlin to not only lead on the course, but aid in the development of freshmen Cansler and Hayley Jarck.

“Jenna just does what she does. Jenna puts her head down and goes to work,” Deisler said. “I’ve had several conversations with Haylee. She can kind of be the one the team rallies around a little bit, personality-wise. She’s really taken it to heart the last two weeks, making sure she’s here at practice setting a good example for the girls, knowing that there are three freshmen here, that are watching her.

“Even Maggie, she hasn’t played as much varsity as we would hope, but she’s been instrumental,” he continued. “Maggie has been there at all our tournaments, even if she’s not playing, and she’s a real boost. I honestly don’t know if we’d be right where we are today without her being there and being an encouragement.”

Madison-Grant’s lone senior this season, Haley Scott, shot a 48 on Monday while Abbie Hostetler ended with 53 and Allie Vetor shot 56. Like the Panthers, the Argylls are playing some of their best golf of the season leading up to sectional.

“We’ve been getting some help, getting Kasey some help coming from two and three and tonight we got some help from Allie Vetor at Number five,” said M-G coach Mike Small. “I still think we can play a little bit better. 201 is our low, I am kind of surprised with the conditions a little soft, but I’m happy we slid that in.”

Morgan Nelson was second on the Golden Eagles with a 51, while Oak Hill also counted Holly Gillespie’s 52 and a 58 from Bayli Toy.

Oak Hill battled Eastbrook down to the wire in the CIC tourney a couple of weeks ago, and had thoughts of maybe catching the Panthers in the Grant Four, it just wasn’t to be on Monday.

“We’ve had some good scores throughout the year and to not play well at Grant Four, everybody is disappointed about it,” said Oak Hill coach Steve Nelson. “But we knew to compete with Eastbrook we’d have to shoot some pretty good scores and we didn’t get it done tonight….Eastbrook played well, Madison-Grant snuck up and beat us by a shot, but that happens in golf. There’s lots of shots out there.”

Maggie LaBarr led Ole Miss with 53. Anabella Pannell and Peighten Allen each shot 57 and Madison Dotterweich finished with 61.

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