Lady Colts golf team returns some talent

BELLVILLE The Clear Fork Lady Colts opened the golf season with a victory over Buckeye Valley. It was the girls first opportunity to face a Mid-Ohio Athletic Conference opponent.

Clear Fork is new to the MOAC this season, after having played the last several years in the Ohio Cardinal Conference.

The Lady Colts won the dual match 173-200, played on the back nine at Little Apple Golf Course in Bellville.

Clear Fork Senior Megan Gregory was the medalist, with a 39. Other notable scores included Morgan Klenk with a 41, Victoria Skoog with a 46 and Danielle Ousley with a 47.

The Lady Colts are led by head coach Ashley Twendt, who is in her tenth year at the school.

The girls are coming off a successful campaign last fall, the school’s’ final season in the OCC.

“We took third place overall in the OCC last year behind Ashland and Lexington,” Twendt said.

The coach is working with an experienced core group of players this season.

“I have three returning varsity golfers from last year: Megan Gregory, Morgan Klenk and Victoria Skoog,” she said

Seniors Megan Gregory and Morgan Klenk play one and two.

“They are the leaders and the most consistent golfers on the team,”said Twendt.

The move to the MOAC will limit the number of competitors for the girls’ golf program, according to Twendt: “The MOAC only has three girls golf teams this year, including us. This unfortunately means we will not have a conference championship. We will play dual matches with North Union and Buckeye Valley, but that is the extent of our involvement in the MOAC for girl’s golf.”

Despite the inability to fight for a conference championship, Twendt is excited for the upcoming season.

“I have high expectations for my team,” she said. “I am pleased with the girls and the time they put into their game in the off season. I am excited to see some of my younger golfers and the improvement they make over the year. I am also excited to watch Megan and Morgan play their senior year. I know they will both do great things!”

Twendt feels that the future looks bright for the Clear Fork golf team.

“I am excited about the younger golfers I have coming up in the program and what this season will bring,” she said. “I am looking forward to watching these girls grow and improve their golf game. I am also excited to watch the seniors play in their last high school golf season.”

The Lady Colts are scheduled to play in the Lexington Girls Golf Invitational on Monday Aug. 21at Westbrook Country Club.

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2017 campaign starts with win vs. Buckeye Valley

By Mike Tanchevski

Bellville Star