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Morgan Thompson chips to the green on No. 7 early Wednesday evening.

Salem's Megan Gallatin putts on the par-3 No. 8.

Lady Cats Top Sandoval on the Links

The Lady Wildcat golfers picked up a high-scoring win over Sandoval at Salem Country Club on Wednesday.

Salem topped the Lady Blackhawks 215-230. Salem's Megan Gallatin and Sandoval's Bethany Kunick were co-medalists, both shooting a 45. Other scores for Salem were Mallory Daniels' 53, Haley Gallatin's 56, and Morgan Thompson's 61.

Salem Coach Megan Kessler knows the ability is there to shoot lower scores, but that right now her team is not focused.

"Two-fifteen is a thirty-point swing from a week ago. It's not a performance that we're proud of, by any means. But that's the game of golf, too. And right now we're beating ourselves on a five-inch field, and that's right between our ears. We're not managing the course well, and our scores are indicative of that."

However Kessler was pleased that three new golfers were able to get a round of golf in around their other fall activities.

"That was great for us. We featured three new golfers. This is the first time they've put nine holes in in a match. That's a victory in itself. And it was nice for Kaitlyn Wilkins, Riley Anderson, and Sydney Holst to get out and get a round under their belt and be in a match situation. All of us as a team finished and that was fun for them."

Salem has a big event next week, when the Lady Cats go to the Olney Invitational on Tuesday.

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