Archive for Monday, October 3, 2016

St. James’ Klemp wins FSHS Invitational; Krebs hits hole-in-one

October 3, 2016

— Seven proved to be a lucky number for the St. James Academy golf team Monday at the Free State Invitational at Lawrence Country Club.

St. James senior Caroline Klemp won the tournament by seven strokes after carding a round of 3-over 73, and Thunder teammate Mary Kate Krebs hit a hole-in-one with a 7-iron on the 119-yard second hole.

"I didn't even know until I went up to the hole," Krebs said to Shane Jackson of the Lawrence Journal-World following the round. "I thought it had rolled off the back. I checked the hole just for fun, and it was actually there."

Krebs finished in a tie for 13th after firing a season-best round of 90, which was the second lowest score for the Thunder. The hole-in-one was the first of Kreb's golfing career.

Klemp was tied with Shawnee Mission East senior Haley Bell through nine holes with a score of 38 before making the turn. The St. James senior separated herself from the field by shooting even par on the back nine.

The round of 73 was also marked a season-best for Klemp, and dropped her season average to 76.6 heading into the third and final leg of the Eastern Kansas League tournament Wednesday at Swope Park Memorial Golf Course in Kansas City, Mo.

Klemp and Krebs led the Thunder to a third-place finish at the Free State Invitational. The Thunder posted a team score of 357 to finish six strokes behind Washburn Rural for second. The Lancers of SM East won the team title with a total score of 335.

Hadden leads Mill Valley

Finishing one spot ahead of Krebs on the leaderboard was Mill Valley's Bella Hadden. The Jaguar junior carded a round of 88 to finish 12th overall.

Meg Green and Sarah Lawson joined Hadden in the top 20 after shooting rounds of 92 to finish in part of a five-way tie for 17th place.

The Jaguars finished sixth in the team standings with a score of 369. Mill Valley will join St. James at the third leg of the EKL tournament Wednesday.

Cortez, Sanders pace SMNW

Gabby Cortez and Emma Sanders tied for 48th place with team-low rounds of 104 to lead Shawnee Mission Northwest.

The Cougars placed 11th out of 18 teams with a total score of 434. Northwest will compete in the third leg of the Sunflower League tournament Wednesday at St. Andrew's Golf Club in Overland Park.

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