METSPTS-09-30-21 LADY PATS GOLF @ SIRR_PHOTO

Members of the Lady Patriots golf team — (from left, bottom row) Delaney Williams, Elise Coakley, Josie Walker; (middle) Izzy Hawes, Katie Frazine; and (top) Olivia Heine — pose with the SIRR Conference Tournament championship plaque.

Torrential rain forced the SIRR Conference golf tournament from Carbondale’s Hickory Ridge to Herrin’s Pine Lakes course last Wednesday, Sept. 22, but it hardly mattered to Massac County’s Lady Patriots.

For the “umpteenth” time, the girls bested the competition in not only their Ohio division, but the Mississippi side as well.

Soggy and windy conditions held scores down, but the “disappointing” numbers by Massac County still far surpassed the team totals of everyone else. On a day when the average score was near 100, Massac had four girls break the 90 stroke mark for a team score of 347.

Harrisburg’s Frankie Leigh Nicoles was the overall medalist with a nice 73. Elise Coakley led Massac and finished third overall with an 84.

Here’s where it gets good.

Coakley’s third-place finish was followed by 87s by Josie Walker and Izzy Hawes, which were good for fourth- and fifth-place, followed by an 89 from Olivia Heine, which garnered sixth-place. Katie Frazine, whose 90 didn’t count toward the team total, finished seventh-overall. It’s the “Massac way.”

Massac’s 347 was nine strokes better than Harrisburg’s 356, although Harrisburg had the day’s top two scorers.

The Lady Patriots got in one more conference match before heading out to regional competition.

They took a 163-189 26-stroke win over West Frankfort last Thursday, Sept. 23.

The girls’ Zeigler-Royalton regional was scheduled for today, Thursday, Sept. 30, at West Frankfort’s Franklin County Country Club.

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