2018-2019 Varsity Girls Golf

2018 Girls Golf
Coaches:  Andy Carpenter (Head Coach); Kylie Kern (JV Coach)
 
Seniors Junions Sophomores Freshmen
Hanna Glendenning
Madelina Harris
Mackenzie Smith
Emily Fuller
Kiah Parrott
Haley Salinas
Emma Hawkins
Molly Mavrick
Layla Andrysiak
Rayah Beets


Date
Opponent
Time Score
July 30 Harrison Invite (T) 9:00 am Kokomo placed fourth in the nine-team invitational at Coyote Crossing, posting a team score of 367.

Kiah Parrott was a three-peat medalist with her 1-under 71. Haley Salinas had a 91, Mackenzie Smith carded a 99 and Madie Harris had a 106.
Aug. 4 KHS Invite (H) @ Chippendale 1:30 pm The Kokomo ladies placed 2nd in the 10-team invitational with a team score of 358. Kiah Parrott carded a 75, Haley Salinas and Mackenzie Smith both had 93s, and Molly Mavrick had a 97.
Aug. 8 Madison-Grant (T) 5:00 pm Kokomo defeated Madison-Grant with a team score of 179-208. Kiah Parrott took medalist honors with her even-par 36. Molly Mavrick added a 46, Mackenzie Smith had a 47 and Haley Salinas shot 50.
Aug. 11 Western Invite (T) @ Chippendale 1:00 pm The Lady Kats finished eighth in the 18-team invitational. Kiah Parrott led the Kats with her 79 (5th). Haley Salinas carded a 95, Molly Mavrick had a 97 and Mackenzie Smith end the day with a 98.
Aug. 13 Marion (T) 5:30 pm (W) 181-215 - Kiah Parrott fired a 1-under par 35 to earn medalist honors. Mackenzie Smith had a 47, Molly Mavrick had a 49 and Haley Salinas had a 50.
Aug. 15 Taylor (H) 3:30 pm Incomplete due to rain
Aug. 18 Western Boone (T) 1:30 pm We headed over to Cool Lake Golf Club for the Western Boone Invitational. There were a total of 17 teams there. Our Lady Kats finished in fourth place with a season low 354.

Kiah Parrott was solid on the day. Even with struggling on a couple of holes, she was able to finish as the low medalist, shooting a 72. Par for the course was 70.

Haley Salinas followed Kiah’s score shooting her season best with an 87. Molly Mavrick came in with a 96, and Mackenzie Smith shot a 99. Madie Harris rounded out the team with a 107.
​Coach Carpenter
Aug. 20 Logansport (H) 4:30 pm Weather postponement
Aug. 22 Western (T) 3:30 pm (L) 177-184
Kiah Parrott was a dominate force again last night shooting a 37 (+1) for low medalist, but we took a seven-stroke loss to the Panthers of Western. Team scores were 184 - 177.

I am seeing more consistent play with Mackenzie Smith, Haley Salinas, and Molly Mavrick. They shot 48, 49, and 50, respectively. Madie Harris had a great nine holes, shooting a 55.

Other scores included Hanna Glendenning 67, Layla Andrysiak 62, Emily Fuller 65, and Emma Hawkins 72.
​Coach Carpenter
Aug. 25 Lake Central Hall of Fame (T) 12:30 pm The Lady Kats headed north on Saturday to play in the Hall of Fame tournament at Sandy Pines Golf Course. It was a pretty course with lots of sand traps. Our team score showed that we were defeated by the course. We finished in 17th place with a 415.

Our highlight of the day was Kiah’s outcome. She traveled the 18 holes and finished with a 76 (+4) for the day. She finished in eighth place out of 90 girls.
 
The other scores were:
Molly Mavrick 109
Madie Harris 114
Haley Salinas 116
Mackenzie Smith 120
​Coach Carpenter
Aug. 27 McCutcheon (H) 5:00 pm (W) 195-211
Kiah Parrott was medalist with a one-over 37 at the Kokomo Country Club. She is playing some good golf right now.

Haley Salinas shot a 48, and Molly Mavrick added a 54. Mackenzie Smith had a 56, and Madie Harris fired a 60.
​Coach Carpenter
Aug. 29 Northwestern (H) 4:30 pm (L) 179-185
Kiah Parrott shot a two-over-par 38 to take medalist. Molly Mavrick added a 47, and Haley Salinas fired a 48.

Our three seniors were in the 50s. Mackenzie Smith shot a 52, Madie Harris had a great score of 52, and Hanna Glendenning had a round of 57.

Rounding out the other scores was Layla Andrysiak with a 62, Emily Fuller had a 64, and Emma Hawkins had a 68.
​Coach Carpenter
Aug. 30 Tipton (T) 4:30 pm (W) 176-178
Kiah blazed through the nine and shot her way to a whopping two-underpar 34 to be low medalist. She has been working on her putting and it showed tonight.

Molly Mavrick also found her swing. It was nice to see her back in action and scoring well. She came in with a 45. Haley Salinas also had a great night with shooting a 45. Rounding out our team score was Mackenzie Smith. She shot a 52.

Our other scores came from Madie Harris with a 59 and Hanna Glendenning with a 63.
​Coach Carpenter
Sept. 1 Lady Broncho Invite (T) 1:00 pm Kiah Parrott proved that this course will not be a
problem for her as she works her way back to
State. She fired a school record 67 (-5). The  previous record was set last year at the Kokomo
Invitational by Kiah. It was 70 (-3).

Kiah was two under heading to the number 15
tee. She busted her drive and it ended up on the
fringe of the green (269 yards) just past the hole.
She putted that in for an eagle. She followed that
hole up with a birdie on the par 3 #16. She parred out for her 67.

Kiah wasn’t the only Lady Kat that golfed well.
Molly Mavrick was able to put two great nines
together and finished with a 91. Mackenzie Smith was able to hit below her average and shot a 99. Haley Salinas had a 103, and Madie Harris finished our team scores with a 116.

As a team, we tied for 5th place but dropped to 6th on the fifth score. We finished with a 360.
​Coach Carpenter
Sept. 5 Eastern (T) @ Chippendale 4:30 pm Western 162, Kokomo 183, Eastern 205
We headed out to Chippendale to take on Eastern and were surprised to have Western join the match.

Western took the three-way with a 162, we were next with a 183, and Eastern came in with a 205.

Kiah Parrott had a 38 (+2) to take second overall, while Molly Mavrick stayed on her game and fired a 44. Haley Salinas shot well and finished with a 46, and Madie Harris came in with a 55 to round out our team score.

Mackenzie Smith and Hanna Glendenning each had a 58, and Layla Andrysiak scored a 60. 
Coach Carpenter
Sept. 6 Noblesville (T) 4:00 pm Rained out
Sept. 10 NCC @ Pebblebrook 9:00 am The Lady Kats golfed well yesterday at Pebble Brook
Golf Course in the NCC Tournament. The conditions
were not the greatest but we battled through like the other teams. There was standing water on almost every hole, muddy conditions, and each green read different. We entered the day ranked third in the conference and came out in third place. It was a close one though. We tied with Harrison for that third spot, but beat them on the fifth score 96 – 103.

Lafayette Jeff won with a 318.
Richmond 337
Kokomo 353
Harrison 353
Muncie Central 373
McCutcheon 414
Marion 427
Logansport 445
Anderson 464

Kiah proved she is the elite NCC golfer and shot a 73
(+3) to take NCC Low-Medalist. She was the only
Lady Kat to make the All-Conference team.

Haley Salinas came in with a 92. Molly Mavrick and
Mackenzie Smith each shot a 94, and Madie Harris
broke 50 for nine holes and broke 100 for the first
time, shooting a 48-48 = 96.
​Coach Carpenter
Sept. 11 Maconaquah (T) 4:30 pm (W) 196-198
Kiah Parrott was medalist with a 42. Molly Mavrick shot a 49, and Mackenzie Smith fired a 52. Haley Salinas was a stroke behind at 53, and Madie Harris came in with a 58. Hanna Glendenning shot a 61, and Layla Andrysiak had a 69.
​Coach Carpenter
Sept. 14 Sectional   Kokomo 352, Western 357, Northwestern 358, Tipton 360
Kiah Parrott shot a 76 and placed second overall. Molly Mavrick followed with an 89, and Haley Salinas had a 93. Madie Harris shot a 94, just the second time she had broken 100 (they both came in the same week), and Mackenzie Smith shot a 99.
​Coach Carpenter
Sept. 22 Regional @ Battleground 12:16 pm Saturday we traveled to Lafa yette to play in regionals at Battleground Golf Course. We were hoping to post a
better team score than we did, but we played pretty well.

We ended up placing 12th out of 18 with a score of 375. There were only three strokes between eighth place and 12th . It is always nice to get the experience of post season play.

Individually, Kiah Parrott didn’t finish as low as she was wanting. She was disappointed when she finished her round. She was re-energized when she found out that she was in a playoff to advance to state. She headed out with three other girls, with the four of them vying for the final three spots. Kiah drew the first tee and ripped one down the right side of the fairway. She chipped on and two putted for a par. This was good enough to earn a spot to State. She tees off Friday morning at Prairie View Golf Course at 8:39 a.m.

The rest of the girls finished their season on a good note. Molly Mavrickshot a 92, and Haley Salinas had a 97. Mackenzie Smith and Madie Harris finished their high school career out with scores of 111 and 105,
respectively. These two seniors poured their hearts out
for the team and did us proud.
Coach Carpenter
Sept. 28-29 State Finals   Kiah finished her junior season with a great showing at state this past weekend.

Friday she teed off at 8:39. Six hours later she finished round one with a 79. This was a good round, but not what she wanted to shoot for the first round. We hit the driving range before we came home to fix a few things.

Day 2 was similar to Day 1. It was chilly to start out and warmed up throughout the round. She was unable to sink some birdies and maintained a strong hitting day. She finished the day with a 77.

This was a two-day total of 156. She finished in a 3-way tie for 16th place.

Even though she didn’t finish in the Top 10, she earned enough points throughout the season to make the 20-girl All-State team for the second straight year.
​Coach Carpenter
       
Season Review:

It is hard to believe that another season has ended. State Finals concluded at the beginning of October; we saw Evansville North take the championship for the fourth time in five years and Westfield’s Jocelyn Bruch crowned as the individual champion.

We had a successful season. We finished the season with a 6-3 dual record, losing only to Northwestern and Western (twice). We had three matches rained out. We finished in the top half of the field in five out of six of the tournaments we played. We placed third in the NCC Tournament, and we took back the sectional championship for the first time in 11 years. We finished 12thout of 18 at regionals, only three strokes from seventh place. We advanced one golfer to the state championship tournament.

Individually, Kiah Parrott led the team this year by being the Low Medalist 11 times, four of them in tournaments. She won the Harrison Invite (third straight year), the Western Boone Invite, the Lafayette Jeff invite, where she broke the school record by shooting a 5-under 67, and the NCC Tournament. She broke three individual school records and tied one. She tied the lowest 9-hole score by shooting 3-under at Lafayette Jeff Invite, she broke her own Lowest 9-hole average, Lowest 18-hole average, and Lowest 18-hole score.

Kiah also found her way back to state through a playoff at regionals. She finished the first round of state with a 7-over 79 and came back the second day and shot a 5-over 77 for a total of 156. This was good enough to tie for 16thoverall. She did not finish in the Top 10 to automatically put her in the 20-girl All-State Team, but she earned the most points during the regular season to be placed on the squad. This is her second year in a row to earn this honor. Along with the All-State team, she won the NCC tournament and was named to the All-NCC Team.

Haley Salinas was very consistent this year averaging 96.4 for 18 holes. She shot her best 18-hole score, 87 (+14), at the Western Boone Invite. She also averaged 48.6 for nine holes. Her best 9-hole score was a 45 (+9) when we upset #15 Tipton.

Molly Mavrick started slow but came on at the end of the season. She ended with an average of 96.9 for 18 holes. Her best 18-hole score was an 89 (+16) at sectionals. She also averaged 48 for nine holes. Her best 9-hole score was a 44 (+8) against Eastern.
Mackenzie Smith lowered her scores from last year an d kept them right aro und 100 throughout the season. She averaged 101.3 for 18 holes. Her best 18-hole round was a 93 (+20) at the KHS Invite. She averaged 51.5 for nine holes, and her best 9-hole match was a 47 (+11) against Marion and Madison-Grant. Mackenzie excelled in the classroom as well. She was named to the NCC All-Academic Team, ICGSA All State Academic Team, and the IHSGCA All-State Academic Honorable Mention Team.

Madie Harris saw a lot of improvement this season. She played the #5 spot all season. She averaged 107.11 for 18 holes and 56.3 for nine holes. Madie was able to break 100 for the first time and shot 96 and 94 in the NCC tournament and sectionals, respectively. Her 96 at conference was the tie-breaker for third place, and her 94 helped secure the sectional championship.

Hanna Glendenning worked hard all season to improve her game. She improved her 9-hole average from last year. She shot a score of 128 at the Kokomo Invitational and her best 9-hole score was a 57 against Northwestern.
Layla Andrysiak had a good freshman year. She was able to play in over half of the varsity matches. She shot her best 9-hole score, 52, against Northwestern. She worked hard on her game and has great potential to get better.
Emily Fuller worked hard on her swing this season also. She shot her best 9-hole score against Marion and Northwestern.

Emma Hawkins and Rayah Beets were new to golf this year and both did very well. They were able to see what it takes to become better golfers and they are up to the task.

These were just a few highlights of our season. We have 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 three seniors- Mackenzie, Madie and Hanna- thank you for the years that you put into high school golf. I have been blessed to coach all three of you. Nobody will understand all the hard work that you put into your game and the frustrations that we endured over the last 3-4 years. You three will always have a place in my heart. 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 Nick Sale for his support this year. You guys are the best. I cannot forget Missy Newton. You do a lot for KHS Athletics and we appreciate all that you do for us.

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

Until next season,
Coach Carpenter

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