The girls golf match at Dye’s Walk Country Club on Tuesday focused on the present while showing a glimpse of the future.
Center Grove and Greenwood featured lineups comprised only of underclassmen.
The host Trojans prevailed 180-211.
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Lucy Young, the Trojans’ No. 1 player, picked up medalist honors with a 44. Teammates Hope Davis and Meg Fosnot each posted a 45, while sophomore Mattie Heineman, Center Grove’s No. 6 player, made her score count by shooting a 46.
Center Grove’s other scores were sophomore Halle Booher with a 51 and freshman Lauren Pagel’s 57.
The match was Greenwood’s first competition of the season. Meanwhile, the Trojans were coming off a sixth-place finish at the 18-team Bloomington South Invitational at Bloomington Country Club.
“Coming off of Saturday I think we had a little bit of a letdown,” Trojans coach Jim Williams said. “The kids are thinking about going to school (today) and all that, so it’s just one of those awkward days.
“It sounds weird and it sounds like a cop out, but the kids get so disoriented at this point of the season. It usually takes two to three weeks for them to get in sync and get a rhythm going.”
Junior Laila Stein led the Woodmen with a 50. Close behind were sophomore Maecee Terhune’s 51 and Bridget Lindstrom, a junior, with a 52. Also for Greenwood, Maeci West and Taylor Watson had 58s; Christina Challman finished with a 60.
It being her team’s opening match, Greenwood coach Brittany Runge was proud of her squad’s effort.
“This is the youngest team I’ve had, and they did very well in my opinion,” Runge said. “We have places to improve, don’t get me wrong. But I’m very happy with where we’re starting this season versus finishing last season.
“The girls all did pretty well. I’m happy with my three top ones just because their leadership is kind of what I go on.”
Center Grove is idle until the Whiteland Invitational on Saturday at The Legends Golf Club. Greenwood plays again Aug. 8 when it travels to play at New Palestine.