De Soto/Mill Valley girls golf win second straight tournament
The De Soto/Mill Valley girls golf team claimed Tuesday's Piper Invitational at Dub's Dread in Kansas City, Kan., shooting a 381 — 15 shots ahead of second-place Topeka Hayden.
Brittani Jenson led the way for Mill Valley with a second-place finish individually, just two shots out of first place with an 85.
Rhiannon Caldwell (fourth, 93) and Hadley Tharp (eighth, 98) also placed in the top 10 for the team.
The noon start time put the golfers right in the hot afternoon sun, as temperatures climbed throughout the tournament.
“It was another solid outing for us," coach Adam Wessel said. "I was proud of the ways the girls battled a tough golf course and the heat and finished on top.”
Abby Dorsey led St. James Academy in shooting 98, good for eighth-place overall. The Thunder finished with a 454 score. Maddy Breugger finished two shots behind Dorsey, improving upon her front nine total by four shots.
De Soto/Mill Valley and St. James Academy each return to competition at 3 p.m. on Sept. 19 at Spring Hill.