North’s girls’ golf team opened the 2022 season with a home sweep of visiting Madison and Berkshire at Lost Nation Golf Course on Thursday.
The Rangers finished with 225 rain-soaked strokes while Madison carded a 234 and Berkshire posted a 236.
“It wasn’t all that nice,” said North coach Beth Brettrager of the win. “It was raining the whole time. We didn’t have any lightning, so we were able to make it through the whole way with everybody getting drenched. It started raining when we went out and finished up when we ended.”
Last fall, the Rangers avoided the rain for the most part.
They weren’t as fortunate in their season opener.
“We really didn’t have that weather last year,” Brettrager said. “This was new for the girls so a lot of them didn’t have umbrellas or towels and they were just unprepared for the weather, but they learned today what they need in their bag.”
Sophomore Lauren Iannetta claimed medalist honors for the Rangers. She finished with a 44.
“I think it was a great start to the season and a very exciting first match to play,” Iannetta said. “I’ve been working on my game all summer so it was nice to get back out with the team. I was satisfied with my score today especially since it was the first match of the year.”
The first round of the season left Iannetta with the desire to work hard on her overall game.
“I think I need to improve in all areas to better my scores in the future,” she said.
Aubrey Durand carded a 54, Jenna Berardinelli shot a 63, and Johanna Spicuzza closed out the scoring with a 64. Lacee Beringer shot a 69 and Anna Hoerning fired a 72.
“We were very pleased,” Brettrager said. “With that weather, we were very pleased with the scores because the rain slows the ball down and you don’t get any roll, so we were very happy.”
North travels to Madison on Friday.