PIQUA – The Arcanum, Greenville and Versailles girls golf teams competed in the Covington Lady Bucc Invitational pre-season meet on Wednesday at Echo Hill Golf Course.
The Versailles girls finished fifth in the 13-team field with a 338 while Arcanum finished 10th with a 465 and Greenville finished 12th with a 496. Tippecanoe won the invitational with a 356.
Fort Loramie’s Emily Knouff was the medalist for the invitational as she shot a 79 for the 18-hole round.
Maddie Covault led Versailles as she finished fifth with an 88, Lauren Heitkamp finished 10th with a 91, Lauren Durham finished 19th with a 97, Morgan Heitkamp finished 44th with a 112, Jorja Pothast finished 48th with a 118, and Anna Groff finished 57th with a 127.
Haleigh Shaffer led Arcanum as she finished 27th with a round of 104, Alexis Unger finished 48th with a 118, Chesi Hackworth finished 51st with a 121, Brenna Loxley finished 52nd with a 122, Chloe Price finished 60th with a 131, and Abbe Hissong finished 61st with a 132.
Saki Nakamaura led Greenville and finished 37th overall with a 111, Kylie Beam finished 54th with a 123, Karli Wicker finished 59th with a 130, Victoria Landis finished 61st with a 132, Maddy Breig finished 63rd with a 133, and Alexa Snyder finished 72nd with a 143.
The Ohio High School Athletic Association golf season will officially kick off on Friday. The Cross County Conference will have its season-opening meet at 8:30 a.m. at Stillwater Valley Golf Course, and the Greater Western Ohio Conference will have its boys meet beginning at 8:30 a.m. at Beechwood Golf Course with the girls meet to follow at 1:30 p.m.
Among other big events, the Arcanum girls will host the Lady Trojan Invitational at 9:30 a.m. Monday at Beechwood, and the Versailles girls will host the Lady Tiger Tee Invitational at 8:30 a.m. on Aug. 13 at Stillwater.
Lady Bucc Invitational
1. Tippecanoe 356
2. Troy 357
3. Kenton Ridge 378
4. Miami East 384
5. Versailles 388
6. St. Henry 401
7. Russia 417
8. Fort Loramie 425
9. Piqua 440
10. Arcanum 465
11. New Bremen 495
12. Greenville 496
13. Covington 501
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