Trenton High School's Caitlin McNabb has advanced to sectional competition, after shooting a 109 in the District 6 tournament played on Monday afternoon at the Green Hills Golf Course in Chillicothe.
Trenton, as a team, shot 514, finishing in seventh place. Kirksville and Brookfield finished with the top two spots, advancing all five of their players to sectionals. Kirksville's top score was an 83 from Emily Van Rie (earning her medalist honors as well), with Brookfield's best score a 92 from Nicole Liebhart. Kirksville's score was 388, Brookfield at 417.
Chillicothe finished in third place at 439, and will advance all five players to sectionals, with final rounds for the Lady Hornets at 101 for Hannah Leamer, 105 for Morgan Dowell, 113 for Kaylee Thieme, 117 for Grace Venner, and 125 for Lauren Mason. Marceline finished with a team score of 459, advancing four players (Nicki Boone, Kyla Swanson, Haley Meissen, and Alice Kiel) to sectionals. Putnam County shot a 470, with Sydney O'Reilly (102) and Kyle Blanchard (107) moving on.
In addition to McNabb's 109, other Trenton scores were Lauren Schmidt 128, Sheridan Jamvold 133, Jordain Oshel 144, and Kaitlyn Mounce 145.
Trenton Head Coach Jeremy Austin told KTTN that, "It was a tough day for our girls. With our first trip to districts, we all expected to be a little nervous, and I don't think anyone was disappointed with expectation. I am happy we got the experience needed to give us a solid chance to compete for district championships again next year. We will be a veteran team instead of a bunch of rookies. I am really happy with Caitlin today and the entire season. She played very well and proved that she is a top golfer, taking All-District honors in Chillicothe. I know she will do well at Moberly on Monday. All of the girls have had a great season. It is hard to believe the amount of improvement I have seen this year. I am very proud to have been a part of such a great team and I can't wait to get back at it again next year."