Girls golf dominates Granite City, Collinsville

Boys golf racks up wins against Belleville West, Highland, Triad

BY SAM SCINTA
WEEKLY REPORTER

golf-1073465 RESIZED   The OTHS Girls Golf team continues to maintain their status as perhaps the area’s best team this past week when they swept Southwestern Conference play with two wins at Tamarack Country Club.

On Wednesday, the Panthers dominated Granite City, finishing a suffocating 96 strokes ahead of the Warriors. Junior Emily Marrs shot an even 36 to lead O’Fallon, with fellow junior Natalie Meinkoth finishing 3 strokes back at 39. Junior Liz Boehning enjoyed her best finish of the season with a 43, while junior Brooke Boatman rounded out the Panther placements with a 44.

The Blue and Gold returned to the links on Thursday to take on Collinsville, and while this match was much closer, the outcome was never truly in doubt. O’Fallon would top the Kahoks by 34 strokes, with Marrs again leading the way, shooting 4 over par at 40. Meinkoth would again place 2nd on the team with a 41, while Boatman and junior Alyssa McMinn both shot 42.

“Both days’ scores are good, but there’s still plenty to do,” Head Coach Chris Eddy told the Weekly. “We’re still leaving too many shots on the course. Too many chips. Once we round those out, we will be much more competitive on the state level, which is the ultimate goal.”

The Girls returned to competition on Tuesday against Triad in a match that went final after this issue went to print. They finish the week’s slate with a home tournament on Friday that features the entirety of the Southwestern Conference, plus 7 other squads. The Panthers will then head north to Alton on Saturday for another team meet.

The Boys team, meanwhile, continued their early season success with a pair of wins. The Panthers took down SWC rival Belleville West on Wednesday before winning a joint meet against the Highland Bulldogs and the Triad Warriors.