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Lingenfelter’s 39 helps RHS avenge TRC loss to Northfield

BY VAL TSOUTSOURIS

Sports Editor, RTC

Three days after losing to Northfield at the Three Rivers Conference tournament, the Rochester girls golf team beat the Lady Norse in a nine-hole match at Round Barn Golf Club at Mill Creek Tuesday.

RHS had a 199, Northfield had a 221, and Peru had a 234.

RHS senior Kristianna Lingenfelter took medalist honors with a 39. Karah Lingenfelter had a 49, Payton Moore had a 55, Kat Rensberger had a 56, and Delaney Barkman had a 66.

Kristianna Lingenfelter was playing for the first time since taking TRC medalist honors at Maple Grove Golf Course in Huntington. She wound up outsourcing Northfield’s all-TRC No. 1 player Ainsley Dale by seven strokes.

Lingenfelter parred Nos. 1 and 9, two notoriously difficult holes on the front nine at Round Barn.

“She’s been hitting the ball very well,” RHS coach Chad Thomas said. “Her back nine at TRC, she started to get some birdies going and gave her a confidence boost, and that carried over into today. Today was a good round for her and gives her a lot of momentum headed into sectionals.”

Karah Lingenfelter beat her Northfield playing partner, TRC runner-up Alex Cartwright, by 10 strokes.

Northfield was fourth at the TRC tournament, five shots better than fifth-place RHS.

This was a different story Tuesday.

“As far as Northfield goes and their score tonight, I would say it’s all due to the course,” Thomas said. “I know they have some girls that don't enjoy playing here, especially the front nine. So that’s a nice thing to have as far as a home course advantage for us. Because it is a tough front nine, and when kids come here, they dread playing it. They love playing the back instead.

“If we can take advantage of that and play well on our home course and use that to our advantage, that’s a good thing.”

at Round Barn Golf Club at Mill Creek Tuesday (front nine, par 36)

RHS (199): Kristianna Lingenfelter 39, Karah Lingenfelter 49, Payton Moore 55, Kat Rensberger 56, (Delaney Barkman 66)

NORTHFIELD (221): Dale 46, Hawkins 54, Cartwright 59, Wilson 62, (Sattherthwaite 62)

PERU (234): Rogers 48, Baker 57, Holland 59, Wilhelm 70

RHS JV: Reagan Becker 61, Avery Brouyette 61, Savannah Eccles 65

Medalist: Kristianna Lingenfelter (RHS) - 39


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