2017-2018 Varsity Girls Golf Schedule

Varsity Girls Golf
Coaches:  Andy Carpenter (Head Coach); Kylie Kern (JV Coach)
 
Seniors Junions Sophomores Freshmen
Sydney Murphy
Abigail Van Horn
Hanna Glendenning
Madelina Harris
Mackenzie Smith
Emily Fuller
Kiah Parrott
Haley Salinas
Molly Mavrick


Date
Opponent
Time Score
July 31
Harrison Invite (T)
9:00 am
Kokomo took 5th place in the 10-team invitational. Kokomo shot 380.
Aug. 5
KHS Invite (H)
1:30 pm
Kiah Parrott took medalist honors with her 70 and helped the Wildkats take 2nd place in their own invitational. She also set a school record with her 3-under. Molly Mavrick shot 88, Sydney Murphy had a 94 and Mackenzie Smith had a 100.
Aug. 7
Lafayette Central Catholic (T)
4:00 pm
Cancelled
Aug. 8
Logansport (T)
4:30 pm
(W) 185-217

Kiah shot an even-par 36. Murphy had a 40, Madie Harris shot 50 and Haley Salinas had a 53.
Aug. 9
Madison-Grant (H)
5:00 pm
(W) 191-204
Kiah Parrott won medalist honors with her 3-over 39. Sydney Murphy had a 45, Haley Salinas had a 52 and Mackenzie Smith shot a 55.
Aug. 12
Western Invite @ Chippendale
1:00 pm
Kokomo was 10th with a team score of 366.
Aug. 14
Marion (H)
5:30 pm
(W) 175-216
Kiah Parrott won medalist honors with her 36. Sydney Murphy fired a 43, Mackenzie Smith had a 47 and Madie Harris had a 49.
Aug. 21
Taylor (T)
3:30 pm
(W) 181-243
Kiah Parrott was medalist again with a one-under-par 35. Sydney Murphy came in with a 48, and Haley Salinas shot a 47. Mackenzie Smith rounded out the varsity score with a 51. The other two scores from varsity were Molly Mavrick’s 52 and
Madie Harris shooting a 63.
​Coach Carpenter
Aug. 28
McCutcheon (T)
5:00 pm
(L) 170-178
Aug. 30
Northwestern (T)
4:30 pm
(L) 176-191
The girls played at Green Acres last night and lost to Northwestern 176-191. We turn right around and take on our sister team Tipton tonight at Kokomo Country Club.

Leading us last night and the Low Medalist was Kiah Parrott. She shot a 4-over 40.

The next three low scores to round out the varsity score were Sydney Murphy and Haley Salinas shooting 50s and Molly Mavrick shooting a 51.
​Coach Carpenter
Sept. 1
Tipton (H)
4:30 pm
(W) 181-203
Sept. 2
Lady Bronco Invite @ Battleground
1:00 pm
Kiah Parrott led the Wildkats with her 77 as the team finished in seventh place with a team score of 365. Haley Salinas and Molly Mavrick both shot 94 and Sydney Murphy shot 100.
Sept. 6
Western-Eastern @ Chippendale
4:00 pm
Rained out. Will not be made up.
Sept. 7
Noblesville (H)
4:00 pm
(W) 176-181
The last time we beat them was 2011. It was a great match to lead us into the NCC tournament on Monday.

Leading the crew last night was Kiah Parrott with a one over 37. She was once again the low medalist of the match.

Sydney Murphy came in with a 44. She had a great night putting. She only had 14 putts. Molly Mavrick came in with a 46. Haley Salinas shot a 49. Mackenzie Smith shot a 52. Madie Harris had a 56. Abby Van Horn shot a 59.
​Coach Carpenter
Sept. 9
North Central Conference
9:00 am
We came into the tournament ranked third and came out in third place. Lafayette Jeff took the title this year with a 315.

Other placings and scores were:
2. Richmond 344
3. Kokomo 360
4. Harrison 362
5. Muncie Central 362
6. McCutcheon 379
7. Logansport 403
8. Anderson 463
9. Marion 491

Kiah Parrott tied for first with a 7-over-77, but was unable to sink her birdie putt on the first hole of the playoff. She ended up with second place. With this score, she made the all-conference team.

The other ladies had great days also:
Sydney Murphy shot a 90.
Molly Mavrick had a 96.
Mackenzie Smith had a 97
Haley Salinas shot 101.
Coach Carpenter
Sept. 12
Maconaquah (H)
4:30 pm
Kokomo 173
Maconaquah 206
Eastern 228
Alexandria 246
Kiah Parrott was medalist with an even par 37. Sydney Murphy celebrated her last match of her high school career with a 44, and Haley Salinas had a great round and shot a 43. Molly Mavrick and Mackenzie Smith both shot 49s.
​Coach Carpenter
Sept. 15 IHSAA Sectional @ Western 9:00 am The LadyKats stepped up to the challenge Friday and scored well. We placed a solid 2nd with a score of 358 to advance to Regionals. We were only 19 strokes behind Western, the Sectional winners.

We were led by with an outstanding score of 3 under par 70 from Sectional Champion, Kiah Parrott. This tied the Schools 18 hole score, which she owns, and broke the schools beat Sectional score by an individual by 6 strokes. Kiah had a great day.

Sydney was able to break 90 for the first time this season and shot an 89.
Haley shot a 98.
Molly shot a 101.
Mackenzie shot a 119.
Coach Carpenter
Sept. 23 IHSAA Regional @ Battleground 12:44 pm It was a scorching hot day Saturday at Battleground Golf Course. The girls roughed it out for the six-hour round. The last 3-4 holes we finally got a small breeze.

We shot our second lowest score of the season and finished 9th out of 18. Our team score was a 355. There was a three-stroke difference between 6thand 9thplace teams.

Kiah Parrott had a solid round with a six-over par 78. She fell short of the playoff for 5th place and advancing to state by one stroke. I couldn’t have been prouder of her huge effort.

In fact, I couldn’t have been more proud of all five girls. Sydney Murphy ended her high school career with a 90. This was one of her lowest 18-hole scores this season.

Haley Salinas shot a great round of 92, Molly Mavrick had a great round of 95, and Mackenzie Smith had redemption and shot a 106.

The conditions were tough and the girls battled through it. When Assistant Coach Kylie Kern and I were out watching the girls, we didn’t think the girls were scoring well. They showed us they were determined to represent KHS and shoot a great team score.
​Coach Carpenter
Season Review:
It is hard to believe that another season has ended. State Finals concluded this past weekend and we saw Zionsville take their first-ever team championship and Plainfield’s Kayla Benge crowned as the individual champion.

We had a successful season. We battled through some of the hottest days this year. We finished the season with a 9-2 dual record, losing only to Northwestern and McCutcheon. We finished in the top half of the field in four out of the five tournaments we played. We placed third in the NCC Tournament. We were second in sectionals and in the top half of the regionals field. We ended the year by shooting our second best score of the season at regionals. This lit a fire in our younger golfers. They are ready to put in some work this winter in the weight room and start hitting balls early in the spring.

Individually, Kiah Parrott’s season ended a week too early. She missed a playoff to go to state by one stroke at regionals. It is hard to imagine shooting six-over-par would not get her there. She has put in long hours on the course to improve her game. It showed by seeing her averages for 9 holes and 18 holes for the season. It also paid off when she was named to the 2017 All-State Team at the conclusion of the state tournament. She earned enough points throughout the season to earn this honor. She is the third golfer in KHS history to make the All-State Girls Golf Team.

Looking at her placements in all the tournaments and 9-hole matches, she was low-medalist 12 times and had a second and a third place finish. She repeated as low medalist for the Harrison Invite and the Kokomo Invite. She tied for low medalist at the NCC tournament, but lost the playoff hole by inches and settled for second place. She was named to the All-NCC team also. She was the sectional low medalist with a KHS sectional record of 3-under-par. She placed ninth at regionals.

Kiah also broke a total of three school records this year. She set the best sectional score with a 3-under 70, best 18-hole score with a 3-under 70 at the KHS Invite and sectionals, and the lowest 18-hole average with a 73.83.
Sydney Murphy finished her high school career with career lows in her 9-hole scores (45.1) and 18-hole scores (93.33). We will miss Sydney as she has golfed for us for four years. She had her best 18-hole score at sectionals, shooting an 89. This placed her sixth in a field of 54.

Haley Salinas came into Kokomo ready to play and improve her game. She did both this season. She ended the season with an 18-hole average of 98.33. Her best 18-hole score was at regionals where she shot a 92. I am looking forward to seeing her improve her swing in the offseason.

Mackenzie Smith was very consistent for us this year. She came in lowering her 9-hole and 18-hole averages from last year by three and six strokes, respectively. She shot her best 18-hole score at NCCs, shooting a 97. She will continue working on her swing during the offseason and will come back stronger for her senior year.

Molly Mavrick’s freshman season was a success and a great start to her high school career. She showed her potential at the beginning of the season by shooting an 88 at the Kokomo Invitational. She played well at regionals and is ready to work during the offseason to get better.

Madie Harris improved from her first year of golf to her second year. She averaged 54.1 for nine holes this year. She only got to play in one tournament this year, but she showed she has potential. She shot a 105 at the Kokomo Invitational. She had her best 9-hole match against Eastern, where she shot a career low 6-over 43.

Abby Van Horn finished her high school career improving her 9-hole average by two strokes. She shot her best 9-hole score of 53 against Eastern. Abby was always ready to play if we needed her. Abby will be missed. She always had a smile and positive attitude.

Hannah Glendenning worked hard all season to improve her game. She has improved her 9-hole average from last year. She shot a score of 122 at the Kokomo Invitational.

Emily Fuller worked hard on her swing this season also. She shot her best 9-hole score against Eastern.
These were just a few highlights of our season. We had so much improvement throughout the season, and it is hard to capture in words. This season will hopefully start a fire in the girls to work hard in the offseason. They know they have the potential to golf well and make it to state as a team. It will be exciting to see their hard work pay off next year.

To my two seniors, Sydney and Abby, thank you for the years that you put into high school golf. I have been blessed to coach both of you. Good luck in college and in all that you do. You WILL be missed in many ways.

We would like to thank Principal Angela Blessing for all her support this year. I know she is still learning about golf, and it is fun explaining it to her. We would also like to thank KHS Athletic Director Jason Snyder and Assistant AD Sean Swan for all their support this year. You guys are the best. I cannot forget Missy Newton. She does a lot for KHS Athletics and we appreciate all that she does for us.

I would personally like to thank all the parents for supporting the team and their child throughout the year.

Until next season,
Coach Carpenter

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