Meadville’s Lauren DeArment watches a putt during the Meadville Girls Golf Invitational on Tuesday at the Country Club of Meadville. DeArment carded a 90 as the Lady Bulldogs placed sixth as a team.

A beautiful, sunny day at The Country Club led to some great scores for the girls golfers at the Meadville Invitational.

Hickory wound up as the top team with a score of 243 to win the Meadville Invitational on Tuesday. Host Meadville placed sixth with a 287. 

“It’s definitely a good tune-up for districts coming up next week. I know a couple of our girls would’ve liked to play better today, but it’s still there, we still got a chance,” Meadville head coach Terry Tidball said. “It’s good for all the girls around the area because they’re all going to be coming here next week.”

The Bulldogs finished with three players under 100 in the outing. Lauren DeArment paced the team with a 90. Bella McEnroe shot a 98 and Gianna Petrarca posted a 99. Krista Germanoski had a 108 and Kennedy Gunn tallied a 135.

“We had three girls under 100, which was good, and I didn’t have my full team here today because we had some school issues,” Tidball said. “A couple of bad holes for Lauren (DeArment), but otherwise she had a good day. So we have to get rid of those bad, big numbers.”

Kayla Germanoski also participated as an individual player and shot a 134.

“I heard that there was a lot of putting today. We should be used to these greens because we play here,” Tidball added. “But they’re still fast and when the nerves get going, they’re tricky.”

However, Hickory didn’t seem tricked with a 243 team score. McKenzie Gustas led the Hornets with a 77 followed by Kyra Woods’ 81 and Leah Benson’s 85.

Finishing second was Villa Maria with a 254. Madison Klinger led the Victors with a 77. Tara Thomas notched an 85 and McKenna Longoria had a 92.

McDowell took bronze with Natalie Brosig’s 76 carrying the Trojans. Zoey McClain tallied an 83 and Jaz Myers shot a 98 giving McDowell a 257 team score.

Gustas and Klinger tied for fifth among individuals while Brosig had sole possession of the fourth place spot.

Shooting the lowest round of the day was Mercyhurst Prep’s Sarah White. The Lakers star posted a 71. Finishing second overall was North East’s Lydia Swan with a 72.

“We have some good players here today, some really good players,” said Tidball.

Now all that is left is some tuning up before the District 10 Tournament commences on October 3.

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