MAHOMET — Kira Wolf set a new school record for girls’ golf with a low score of 34 at Lake of the Woods leading the Mattoon team to a 196-218 win over Mahomet-Seymour on Tuesday. The 34 is two-under par.
Mattoon coach Natalie Ambuehl usually has to track Wolf down after her rounds, but on Tuesday, Wolf found Ambuehl to go over her score.
"It is huge and after watching her play her freshman year and tying it and breaking her sister's 18-hole record, a lot of us knew it was coming and it was just when," Ambuehl said. "She never comes and finds me. She always waits for me to find her and I got a big grin on my face. She said 'I got my scorecard, it's not official and this is how I did.' I said 'you broke the record' and she said she did and I congratulated her and it was a pretty happy day. She was modest about it and does not gloat. She was proud and mature about it. That record has been there a long time."
Callan Halderson shot a 52 for Mattoon and Katherine Carter-Alvis and Sydney Allee each shot a 55. Meah Butler added a 57.
"I couldn't be more proud of her and I don't think she's done breaking records," Ambuehl said. "I'm pleased to see some of the other team scores coming down, we are moving in the right direction and I am proud of their hard work.
The record was set in 1994 at Olney at East Richland Country Club by Erin Shinafelt, who shot a 35.
Mattoon improves to 7-4 and travels to Decatur for the Eisenhower Invite at Forsyth Hickory Point starting at 9 a.m. Saturday.
Charleston girls win triangular
CHARLESTON -- Led by Charleston junior Paige Chappell and freshman Hannah Harpser the Lady Trojan golf team won a triangular Thursday at the Charleston Country Club with a 186, beating Teutopolis by 11 shots and Sullian by 25.
Chappell and Harpster were the individual medalists with a 44 on the par 36 course.
"Our play today was pretty good," said Charleston coach Deb Landsaw. "We had some really tough pin placement and the play was a little slower than usual with a junior varsity boys' match going on, but once we got spread out it was fine. Hannah Harpster had great round going until number nine when she had a triple bogey. Paige chipped the ball well. It is the little things that we have to catch up before we run into post season play. Our ball striking with irons and woods are pretty good. It is the chipping and putting that is making our score go up instead of down. We will be working on techniques with that."
Sullivan was led by Irie Dulin with a 50.
Charleston is 8-1 and is to travel to Effingham Thursday, while Sullivan is to travel to Windsor for the WSS Invitational Saturday.
Charleston beats Olney
CHARLESTON—The Charleston varsity team defeated Olney 150-183 Monday.
Ben Lanman took medalist honors for the Trojans with a low score of 35.
Charleston improves to 16-0 and plays in the Mt. Zion Invitational Ryder Cup on Friday.
Charleston JV wins
CHARLESTON—The Charleston junior varsity team played the Tuscola varsity and Villa Grove varsity teams Tuesday.
Jake Dennison led the Trojans with a one-over-par 37 for medalist honors.
The junior varsity is now 7-2 and plays the Marshall varsity team Wednesday at Marshall.
Charleston beats Taylorville
TAYLORVILLE—Charleston defeated Taylorville 9-1 Tuesday in an Apollo Conference soccer game.
Jack Thain scored four goals for the Trojans. Tim Roberts, Brando Socarras, Jordan Socarras, Blake Garrett and Carter Gordon each scored one goal.
Pedro Carrillo had three assists while Jack McGrath and Jordan Socarras each got one.
Charleston had 36 total shots, 21 on goal.
Ben Tresslar got the win in goal.
Charleston improves to 4-3-1 overall, 1-2 in the conference and hosts Effingham for another conference game Thursday.
Charleston falls to Newton
NEWTON -- Charleston dropped a non-conference match to newton in straight sets 25-8, 25-21.
Natalie Gordon led the Lady Trojans in digs with 10 and in assists with 12, while Shae Littleford had three kills along with Kaleigh Wilson and Kat Blase.
Charleston is to play host to Effingham in an Apollo Conference contest Thursday.