Thomas, Bailey named Rochester girls golf co-MVPs
BY VAL TSOUTSOURIS
Sports Editor, RTC
Ava Thomas and Olivia Bailey were named team MVPs at the Rochester girls golf team’s awards night ceremony Oct. 30.
Thomas, Payton Moore and Ella McCarter were also recognized for being academic all-TRC, and Moore, a senior, was named academic all-state honorable mention.
Other honorees included freshman Lexi Haughs, mental attitude; Laynie Migonis, most improved; and McCarter, most improved.
Thomas, Moore and Bailey were also recognized for being captains.
Rochester won the TRC title at Round Barn Golf Club at Mill Creek on Sept. 9. They finished second at the Twin Lakes sectional at Tippecanoe Country Club in Monticello on Sept. 18 to advance to the regional.
At the regional, the team finished fourth, finishing one stroke behind third-place Chesterton for a trip to the IHSAA state finals. However, Bailey and Thomas advanced to state as individuals on non-advancing teams.
Bailey finished in a tie for 26th at state while Thomas finished in a tie for 60th.
These Rochester girls golfers received awards at the team’s awards ceremony on Oct. 30. From left – Laynie Migonis, most improved; Ava Thomas, MVP, captain, academic all-TRC; Payton Moore, captain, academic all-TRC, academic all state honorable mention; Olivia Bailey, MVP, captain; Ella McCarter, most improved, academic all-TRC; Lexi Haughs, mental attitude.