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Hudson girls golfers finish fifth at sectional tournament

Published: October 9, 2016 12:00 AM

by Frank Aceto

Associate Sports Editor

Despite its surplus of youth on the roster, the Hudson girls golf team had its share of success during the season.

Unfortunately for first-year head coach Jackie Weisenberger and her Lady Explorers, their season came to a premature end. Hudson placed fifth with a score of 378 at Division I sectional play.

The 15-team tournament took place Oct. 4 at Ellsworth Meadows Golf Club. The top four teams qualified for the district competition.

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Walsh Jesuit won the sectional title with a score of 329. Walsh's Shelby Lewis also earned medalist honors with a 67.

Also qualifying were Solon (341), Shaker Heights Hathaway Brown (343) and Brecksville-Broadview Heights (375).

"We missed moving on to districts by three strokes, which is really upsetting," Lady Explorers' first-year head coach Jackie Weisenberger said. "We had many strokes that could have been saved."

Fortunately, not all was lost for Hudson.

Sophomore Jenn David qualified for the district competition with a score of 79. She is scheduled to play Oct. 11 at The Legends of Massillon. David is set to tee off at 10:10 a.m.

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"Jenn is a solid player," Weisenberger said. "She really stays focused throughout all 18 holes. Jenn is a great example of what hard work over the summer can do for your game.

"I think she has a great shot at districts. She just needs to play her game."

Sophomore Meaghan Grant, just missed qualifying. Grant shot an 89.

"Meaghan just missed the cut by finishing in fifth place as an individual," Weisenberger said. "Both Meaghan and Jenn did well in carrying the team not only [Oct. 4], but the entire season. I look forward to see what they can do the next two years."

Rounding out the team scoring for the Lady Explorers were senior Alyssa Jordan (104) and sophomore Lauren Wingler (106).

Also playing for the Lady Explorers was freshman Lilly Hess (110).

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