FAIRFIELD - It takes a team to win a meet.
Washington’s girls golf downed Mt. Pleasant by five strokes Monday while Fairfield did not have enough for a team score.
Washington won the triangular a 184. Mount Pleasant scored 189.
“Mt. Pleasant is a formidable adversary. I think Carly Burlingame made the difference,” WHS coach Len Kull said. “She had her low score of the year and I think it helped that she was playing with strong players. She held her own. Her game jelled and she focused. Things are starting to work for her and she is gaining confidence.”
Burlingame shot a 48 while Demon teammates Kiki Guo shot 42, Josie Tanner a 44 and Emily Waite a 50. Other Washington scores were Madison Fishback’s 62, Emma Nichols’ 61 and Macy Driscoll’s 63.
“Fairfield is a course with big trees and fast, small greens so you have to be careful,” Kull said. “Joise and Kiki were serviceable, but I think they are over analyzing things, which is making it tough on themselves. They just need to step back and play. I think they will have more success if they just let it happen. Emily played with some Mount Pleasant players and did great. She is really helping us be successful. Madison and Emma are getting close to what we need and they have only been playing for a month. They just need some fine-tuning and their scores will be in the mid 50s, then they will blossom. We just have to keep working hard. All the girls have a great attitude.”
The Demons play next at Keokuk Thursday.
It is an important date because the Southeast Conference meet is there.
“It will be a good chance for us to learn to make informed and appropriate decisions for the conference meet May 13,” Kull said.
Notre Dame 182, Washington 196
In a boys meet at Flint Hills in Burlington, Caleb Tanner led the Demons with a 46. Mitchell Driscoll carded a 47 and Brady Knutson a 49. John Prohaska shot a 54.