Riley Brobst's third-place 83, Hannah Haakonstad's 10th-place 91, and freshman Gabby Hapes' 95 lead to team runnerup finish in 2018 Chillicothe Invitational Tournament Thursday, Sept. 20
Posting the program’s best score in seven years, thanks to two career-best performances, Chillicothe High School’s golf Lady Hornets placed second in the team standings in Thursday’s (Sept. 20) warm and wind-blown 2018 Chillicothe Invitational Tournament.
Paced by senior Riley Brobst’s career-best 83 and with two other top-10 players, the hosts produced a low-4 team score of 353, seven shots back of champion Maryville, which was led by individual medalist Emily Long’s 75.
The CHS team score was the lowest by a Lady Hornets team since it fired a 345 in the Chillicothe Invitational in 2011. Interestingly, that 2011 score only provided an eighth-place finish among 11 teams.
Brobst’s team-best 43-40 round – the equivalent of one stroke better than her prior personal-best round of 42 in a 9-holes dual this past Aug.30 – earned her third place in the individual standings,.
Sophomore teammate Hallie Jones carded a nearly-identical 43-41–84 that gave her fourth spot in the individual standings.
Chillicothe’s third player in the top 10, Hannah Haakonstad, fashioned her best-ever day of play with a 49-42–91. That left her 10th individually.
The senior’s best round previously had been a 46 (equivalent of 92 for 18) for nine holes in the Sept. 10 triple-dual at Cameron. Never before had Haakonstad been below triple digits in a tournament, having shot a previous-best 100 last Monday at Sedalia’s Smith-Cotton Classic.
Completing Chillicothe’s scoring quartet in Thursday’s tourney at Green Hills Golf Course, site of the Class 1 District 6 Tournament in a couple of weeks, was freshman Gabby Hapes’ 46-49–95. Although her prep career is only four events old, her 14th-place score also was her best ever.
Playing solidly in the windy, hot conditions, was senior Maddie Lamp, whose 104 was not needed for the aggregate team score.
Maryville’s Long barely outdueled Hamilton’s Samantha “Sam” Cornelius for the individual trophy. Cornelius, whose even-par 72 won the personal title a year ago, finished in 76 this time.
A distant third to Maryville and Chillicothe in the team standings was Kirksville with a 386.
Southwest Livingston’s 4-player team produced a 474 score that put it 12th among the 13 teams.
Leading the Lady Wildcats, who have enough for a team score for the first time this year, was Meredith Oesch with a 97 that tied her for 18th, individually.
Next for SLHS was Makenna Campbell with a 119, Caroline Warren with a 126, and Lily Webb with a 132.
Hamilton, which had only three players, received a 109 from Hali Dinwiddie and a 143 from Ashley Brown in addition to Cornelius’ 76.
Chillicothe’s next competition is to be Monday’s Midland Empire Conference Tournament at the St. Joseph Country Club.