by Gary Andrews
Although Wabash senior Jordan Rauh won the individual girl’s county golf title Saturday at Honeywell Golf Course, the Southwood Lady Knight team dominated the team title placing all five members in the top eight.
The Lady Knights fired a team score of 391, with Wabash placing second with a 415. Manchester was third with 475 and Northfield fourth with 572.
Jordan Rauh fired an 81, ten shots better than second place finisher Abby Houlihan (91) of Southwood. Rauh wasted no time in setting the tone for the day, paring the first two holes and four of the first five to shoot a front nine score of 39 and led by seven strokes heading for the turn.
Rauh would stay aggressive on the back nine, firing a birdie and three pars for a 42 in route to the win. Rounding out the top five scores for the day were Dayna Dale of Southwood (95), Claire Barnett of Manchester (95) and Jaclyn Lewis of Wabash (96).
Joining Rauh on the all tourney team were Abby Houlihan, Dayna Dale, Danielle Sparling, Danielle Pegg and Paige Dempsey of Southwood, Claire Barnett of Manchester and Jaclyn Lewis of Wabash.
The Lady Knights had some momentum coming into the county Saturday, topping Maconaquah Tuesday and falling to state powerhouse Marion by just five strokes this past Wednesday.
Individual champion Jordan Rauh was medalist against Bluffton Thursday before winning the county.