MIAMISBURG — The Northmont girls varsity golf team was nervous and excited Tuesday to get the season underway at Pipestone Golf Club for the Miamisburg Invitational.
As a team the Lady Bolts placed 10th out of 17 teams. Their total score of 428 was an impressive 83 shot improvement over last year.
Sophomore Megan Fosburg led the team with a 91. This was 31 shots better than her 2022 debut and earned her a tie for 10th place overall out of 93 girls.
Senior Emma Thayer had a rough day putting but hung in there to shoot a solid 97. Senior Shelby Clagg hit two of the longest drives of the day on holes No. 2 and No. 3 and finished with a respectable 115.
Senior Leila Boyce rounded out the top four with a hard fought 125.
“We are very excited to get the season started and have eight returning players including five seniors. This year we have full Varsity and JV teams with twelve girls total trying out,” said coach John Lemmon.
There was a coaching switch this season with decorated fourth year coach McKinzie McPherson running the JV squad with Lemmon taking on the Varsity role.
The JV team is showing some real promise with first year freshmen Lila Wolf and Elizabeth Calhoun making huge improvements over the summer.
Fourth year senior Maddy Watern is the leader on the team and is looking to improve on her already impressive record. Newcomer junior Shelby Shingler just took up golf a few months ago but is already showing promise with lower scores to come.
Junior Charlotte Bechler is starting her first full season after being sidelined last year with injury and has high expectations.
“Junior Nadia Anderson is new to golf but has a strong work ethic along with a great attitude and it’s only a matter of time before her game blossoms,” Lemmon added.