SANFORD — A goal at the start of the season for the Richmond girls’ golf team was to get better each week.
The Lady Raiders have stayed true to that objective on Monday, again improving its overall team score for the second straight match.
Richmond, along with five other teams in the Sandhills Athletic Conference, played its final nine-hole match of the season Golfers this week played at Sanford Golf Course.
The Lady Raiders knocked off another four shots as a team, finishing the day with their lowest score of the season. For the second time in two matches, Richmond has gotten better by four strokes.
Shooting a 170, the Lady Raiders were fifth in the team standings.
“So impressed with our group’s improvement so far,” head coach Keith Parsons noted. “We have lowered our team score in each of the past two matches by four strokes, the kind of steady improvement for which we strive.”
Junior Ella Munn not only led the Lady Raiders for the third straight match, but she also recorded a career-low nine-hole score. She finished the day with a 53, a stroke better than her outing at Foxfire.
Making the biggest improvement from the prior match was junior Jacey McRae. Lowering her scorecard by four strokes, McRae posted a 58.
Richmond’s third golfer, sophomore Emma Humann, completed the round with a 59. That was one stroke higher than last week.
Parsons shared that Humann and McRae each found success on the No. 6 par-three from roughly 110 yards.
“Emma hit the pin with her tee shot and Jacey reached the green in regulation to leave herself a birdie putt. Definitely a couple of highlights,” Parsons said.
Again it was Pinecrest High School that dominated the field to take first place. The Lady Patriots’ top-three scores combined for a team total of 106.
Camilah Poras shot two-under par (34), while teammates BB Rujiranan and Kaitlyn Kruczek both recorded even par (36).
Union Pines High School was second (138), followed by Lee County (139) and Scotland (157).
The SAC will take a break from the course next week and return at Whispering Pines on Oct. 9 for the season’s first 18-hole match. Tee times are slated to begin at 2 p.m.
“During our break between matches, we will get out to practice a few things which should help us continue that streak. Everyone played great Monday,” Parsons closed.