Independence’s girls’ golf team kicked off the 2021 season with a strong performance at the Kent Roughrider Invitational on Saturday.
The Blue Devils shot 378 to finish sixth out of 12 teams despite being the only Division II program in the field.
“Despite being the smallest school competing, I’m very pleased with how we finished as a team,” said Molly McGreal, who led the Blue Devils with an 88. “I know we have a lot of potential to grow and I’m excited to see where this season takes us.”
Emma Konopa shot a 91, Kate Coljohn carded a 97, Macey McGhee finished with a 102 in her first-ever 18-hole competition, and Adriann Buyansky contributed with a 105.
McGreal was pleased with her score but she knows she has some work to do in order to reach her goals this season.
“I think this tournament was a solid start to our season,” she said. “Even though I didn’t play to my full potential, I know where I can improve for my next round and I’m excited to keep growing throughout the season. Having experience with varsity and lots of summer golf was really beneficial in preparing me mentally. I trusted my game and tried to keep myself from getting frustrated on bad shots.”
The Blue Devils travel to Punderson Golf Course in Newbury on Monday for the Chagrin Valley Conference Preseason Tournament.