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The Bellmont girls golf team split a pair of dual meets in the past two nights taking out Northrop 180-208 Tuesday night at Cross Creek Golf Course and then was narrowly downed 196-198 by Blackford on Wednesday at the Blackford Country Club.
In the win over the Bruins, the Squaws' top three shooters were all within one stroke of each other with Rachel Klingensmith claiming medalist honors with her 43 on the front nine at Cross Creek. Corrinne Bussel and Macy Phegley were both at 44 while Amber Fuhrman rounded out the scoring at 49. Julia Brewer was the fifth Bellmont contestant and she finished at 54.
Northrop's LaFontain was the only Bruin to break 50 as she fired a 45. Green came in at 50 while Luebbert and Talamantes carded scores of 55 and 58.
On Wednesday night, the difference in the match was the medalist round of 38 posted by Blackford's Foy. The next closest mark was 45 recorded by Bellmont's Bussel. Other BHS rounds found Fuhrman at 47, Klingensmith at 52, Phegley at 54, and Brewer with a 60. For Blackford, scores included Morris 51, Sones 52, Batten 55, and Mann 58.
Both teams had two junior varsity golfers also participate with Roth shooting a 62 and Hamilton a 68 for Bellmont.
Bellmont coach Andy Heim noted that his returning letter winners are: Amber Fuhrman, Corrinne Bussel, and Rachel Klingensmith and those three occupy the top three slots in the five-person lineup.
Freshmen Macy Phegley, Julia Brewer, and Saige Markley will also see varsity action.
Bellmont lost Casey Fee and Paige Shaneyfelt through graduation.
"Corrinne, Rachel, and Macy have worked hard all summer," noted Heim.
"Corrinne played in some junior golf tournaments while Rachel and Macy played throughout the summer at Cross Creek."
Hiem notes that reserve players will be we returning sophomore Kelsey Roth and freshman Rylee Hamilton.
The 180 that Bellmont shot on Tuesday "beat our best score from last year. We have a lot of potential, but we are young so their might be some growing pains along the way," stated Heim.
"Our conference is very difficult, but I have complete confidence in these girls, and I am sure we can pick up a few wins in conference this year."