Lady Miners getting to ‘where they were’ in two matches

Friday, August 11, 2017
Isabel Meek drives a shot Tuesday afternoon against Cloverdale and Northview.
By Andrew Bowen

LINTON -- Two matches equaled two chances for the Lady Miners to improve their golf game.

Three Linton girls ventured to Owen Valley Monday night for a match. Linton hosted Cloverdale and Northview Tuesday night at the Phil Harris Golf Course. Both matches were nine holes.

“They’re getting about to where they were,” Linton coach Noah Hawkins said. “Taylor (Riggleman) had a nice round tonight.”

Riggleman led Linton with a 52, Isabel Meek recorded 65, and Mattia Potter shot a 70. Cloverdale defeated Northview 228-234. Because Linton fielded only three girls no team score was kept.

Monday night at Owen Valley, Riggleman shot a 58, Meek tallied a 62, and Potter made 65.

Hawkins said Potter has only been playing a week. He said she and the other girls need to reduce the number of shots that place them in bad situations. “They do that, the scores will come down pretty quick.”

Linton will be off the rest of the week. The Lady Miners will play three matches next week beginning with a trip to South Knox at 4:30 p.m. Monday.

The brief layoff will give them some time to practice, Hawkins said. “Hopefully, we’ll get some practice between now and next Monday,” he said.

The coach also said he has a second hope: sophomore Peyton Bland will join the team sometime next week as its fourth player. Hawkins said he wants her to gain more confidence before putting her in a match.

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