Squires 2nd, Apaches 6th at Manchester Invitational

By Eric Christiansen

NORTH MANCHESTER -- The Manchester High School girls golf team fell four strokes shy of winning its own invitational Thursday afternoon.

Northridge won the team title with a score of 177, while Manchester shot a 181.

Wabash also competed in the event and finished sixth with a tem score of 212.

With a 90-minute rain delay, and more rain in the forecast, the tournament was shortened to a 9-hole match.

Manchester’s Kelsey Eichenauer and Samantha Kissell, along with Wabash’s Bella Carrillo both shot 44 to tie for fifth.

Manchester’s Lydia Little shot a 45, Madyson Ulrey shot a 48, and Cora Barnett finished with a 52.

Wabash only fielded four golfers Thursday with Lindsey Mattern shooting a career best 49, Halle Miller finishing with a 57, and Kylie Carmichael ending the round with a 62.

“We continue to show growth on the golf course,” Manchester coach Joshua Troyer said. “It is easy to finish so close to winning your own tournament, but I am proud of our girls and I know we will continue to improve and be ready to compete come September.”

Bremen took third place with a 185, while Lapel finished fourth with 197, followed by Lakeland with 202, Wabash, Westview with 245, and West Noble, which posted no team score.

Posted on 2017 Aug 08