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Megan Gallatin follows through on her swing from the fifth tee box Tuesday.

Salem's Morgan Thompson hits from the first fairway Tuesday.

Lady Cats Fall Short to Herrin in Golf

The Salem Lady Wildcat golfers hosted a talented team from Herrin Tuesday, and were narrowly defeated in team points 177-185.

However Salem boasted the day's best golfer, as sophomore Megan Gallatin medaled for the second straight day with a par-37. Haley Gallatin also had a personal-best, shooting a 43.

Salem Head Coach Megan Kessler says as the team continues to improve, even losses feel like victories.

"It's still as much a team victory for us. I was thrilled with 194, so to finish tonight at 185, I think we were only in the 180s once last year. So collectively, this is still a team victory even though we were shy eight strokes."

Kessler says with the brevity of the high school golf season, it pays to compete during the summer also.

"High school golf is a six-week season. It's very short. You don't make your swing changes now, you do that in the summer."

The girls' golf team is idle until Tuesday, September 3 when they host Effingham St. Anthony. Kessler knows it will be a challenge.

"St. Anthony will be a challenge for us. That's a good squad consistently, year in and year out."

St. Anthony won the Charleston Scramble last week, three shots better than Salem.

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