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Hornettes Take Fourth At NIT

The season is underway for the Nashville Hornettes girls golf team. Nashville teed off against Breese Central on August 20, before hosting the Nashville Invitational on August 22. The Hornettes then moved on to the Massac County Invitational on August 24.

Nashville got the season started off on a high note as they defeated Breese Central in a head to head match at Bent Oak Golf Course in Breese. Ryan Stiegman was the medalist of the match with a score of 40. Overall the Hornettes finished with a score of 179, just edging the Lady Cougars, who finished with a score of 183.

Sydney Gordon shot a 42 on the day, followed by Rylee White with a 46. Brooklyne Luessenheide turned a 51 to round out the top four scores for Nashville. Grace Ruehl shot a 55. Emily Guest finished with a 57 on the day.

Peyton Jeckstadt led Central with a score of 42.

The Hornettes turned their attention to the Nashville Invitational, a ten team tournament held at Nashville Municipal Golf Course. Last year’s state runner-up Massac County won their second straight Nashville Invitational. Massac County finished with a score of 172. Breese Central and Waltonville each finished with a score of 193 to tie for second place. The Hornettes brought home fourth place with a score of 198. Fifth, sixth, and seventh place were separated by just four strokes. Okawville grabbed fifth place with a score of 210. Pinckneyville was sixth, with a score of 212. Carterville tuned in a score of 214 on the day for seventh place. Trico shot a 222 which was good for eighth place. Centralia was ninth with a score of 231. Sparta finished 10th with a score of 266.

The top six individuals received medals at the event. Lamb of Carterville finished with a score of 39 as the top individual. Conkle of Massac County finished with a score of 40. Kraus of Okawville was third with a score of 41. Coakley and Korte, both of Massac County each shot a 43 to tie for fourth. McIntyre of Breese Central finished with a score of 45 to earn sixth place as an individual.

Nashville was led by Gordon, who shot a 47. White finished with a 48, followed by Stiegman with a 50. Guest finished with a 53, while Luessenheide shot a 58 on the day.

The Hornettes then competed in the Massac County Invitational on August 24. Nashville faced stiff competition as the Hornettes again found themselves competing against the Patriots. Nashville finished sixth out of eight teams at the tournament. Mt. Carmel won the tournament with a score of 315. Massac County’s A team finished second with a score of 330. Two teams from Kentucky took third and fourth with McCracken County taking third and Graves County taking fourth. Hamilton County was fifth with a score of 399. Nashville was sixth with a score of 411. Anna-Jonesboro was seventh with a score of 419. Massac County’s B team finished eighth with a score of 454.

White led Nashville with a score of 93. Gordon was second on the Hornettes with a score of 97. Stiegman finished with a score of 104. Luessenheide turned in a score of 117. Guest shot a 119 on the day.

Rylee White puts on the first hole of the Nashville Invitational Tournament which was held at Nashville Municipal Golf Course on August 22.



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