Competition among the area’s high school girls golf teams is often fierce, due to the quality of courses and the talent assembled at the four schools involved.
Jamesville-DeWitt has proven itself to master the intimate Butternut Creek layout, as it showed throughout the week, most notably in last Thursday’s 150-174 victory over one of its biggest rivals, Christian Brothers Academy.
The Red Rams’ main trio of Jung-Hye Kim, Molly Hair and Victoria Roney continued to lead the way. Kim shot a nine-hole total of 35, one better than Hair, while Roney produced a 38, all of them good scores amid the high winds.
Ellie Baumgartner, with a 37, led CBA’s effort, but none of her teammates broke 40 as Annie Fletcher (43) got closest to that mark.
J-D started last Monday afternoon’s season-opening 141-182 romp over Marcellus. Kim led the way, shot a 31, nearing par, while Hair (33) Roney (35) had low rounds, too.
That same trio was effective again Wednesday as J-D beat Westhill 149-197. Hair this time had the low round, of 35, but Kim was just one shot behind with a 36 and Roney was steady, too, with a 38.
Fayetteville-Manlius, perennially atop the CNY Counties League standings and looking to reclaim Section III honors after Rome Free Academy prevailed a year ago, saw two matches rained out before it made up the first of them last Monday and beat Central Square 194-254.
Again playing its home matches at Green Lakes, the Hornets counted on some veterans to work through the windy, damp conditions. Alexandra Millimaci shot a 44, while teammates Allison Donella and Natalie Powers each posted 48. The Red Hawks’ best round came from Julianna Hollister, who had a 59.
A much bigger test loomed Wednesday, against Auburn, the only team that beat F-M a year ago. But the Hornets were up to it, battling to a 178-186 victory over the Maroons.