Lebanon falls to Fulton in match play

LCR photo/Alex Boyer
Pictured above is Lebanon sophomore Halle Brown putting on hole No. 1 during a high school girls’ golf match against Fulton on Thursday afternoon at Lebanon GreatLife Golf Course.

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ALEX BOYER ALEX@LACLEDERECORD.COM

The Lebanon High School girls’ golf team hosted their first home match during the 2018 season against the Fulton Hornets on Thursday afternoon.

In a match play format, the Hornets defeated the ‘Jackets in a close battle, 232-224.

“It was a tough night at home, but we continue to grow with every match and tournament,” Lebanon head coach Lindsay Darnell said. “As a team, we are working on nailing down the short game, but I have high hopes for this season.”

Leading the way for the ‘Jackets with a score of 55 was sophomore Halle Brown, who serves as the No. 1 player for LHS.

“I have been impressed with Halle's consistency this season. Off the tee, she is hitting the ball incredibly well,” Darnell said of Brown’s play.

Another player Darnell mentioned was Emma Allen who continues to hit the ball well off the tee. And in the fairway.

The ‘Jackets recently competed at the Marshfield tournament and placed sixth out of 14 total teams.

“We have many girls on the edge of achieving our team goal of breaking 100,” Darnell said. “This group is so dedicated. They are a responsible group, and I can see they are dedicated and a nice group of girls.”

Heading into the season, the girls’ golf team doubled in size from last year, jumping from eight players to 16.

“It is just awesome to see the turnout we had this fall,” Darnell said. “I’ve been following the program and played in high school, and I can’t remember a time the team has been this big.

“I am excited about a lot of interest in the sport. We may not have the most experience, but to have the interest in a sport that you can play for the rest of your life.”

Lebanon will compete at the Bolivar tournament on Monday, September 10 at Silo Ridge Golf and Country Club. The next home match is scheduled for Tuesday, September 18 against Waynesville beginning at 4 p.m.

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