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Trojans finish third at Countryside Invitational


The Girard High School girls golf team finished third at the Countryside Invitational hosted by Baxter Springs on Monday afternoon.

The Trojans finished the nine-hole tournament with a team score of 230, 26 strokes behind second-place Columbus. The Labette County Grizzlies won the invitational with a total of 201.

The junior varsity teams for Baxter Springs, Columbus, Frontenac, Girard and Labette County also competed in Monday’s tournament. The Baxter Springs (287) and Girard (287) junior varsity teams rounded out the top five.

Josie Hayward of Labette County won the individual title, finishing with a 10-over-par 46. Mallory Thompson of Columbus also shot 46 and took second.

Karlyn Fisher and Ashley Sabine highlighted Girard’s efforts as the two placed within the top-10. Fisher took sixth (53), and Sabine finished eighth (55). The Trojans had three additional golfers in the top-15. Ainsley Viets was 12th (60), Jordan Oplotnik placed 13th (62), and Hanna Bailey was 14th (65).

The Trojans are scheduled to travel to the Independence Country Club on Monday for an 18-hole tournament.


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