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Geneseo Republic - Geneseo, IL
  • Lieving, Farrell lead GHS golf

  • After winning their home opener against Sterling, the Geneseo girls' golf team went on to take second at the Metamora Invite and split with Galesburg and Knoxville.
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  • After winning their home opener against Sterling, the Geneseo girls' golf team went on to take second at the Metamora Invite and split with Galesburg and Knoxville.
    Geneseo vs. Galesburg/ Knoxville
    The Lady Leafs split in action Sept. 10 at Lake Bracken with Galesburg winning the match, 170, followed by Geneseo with 198 and Knoxville, 220.
    "I thought our third, fourth and fifth players could have done better. They just had a bad night," said head coach Julie Frels. "We are happy we beat Knoxville, but just disappointed and the girls weren't happy with their scores."
    Leading the squad was Monica Lieving carding a 43, followed by Ashley Farrell shooting a 46.
    Abby Frank finished the round with a 52, while Emily VandeWiele recorded a 57. Bailey Ries chipped in a 59 and Abby Wilebski shot a 61.
    Metamora Invite
    Geneseo captured second place over the weekend at the Sept. 8 Metamora Invite with two golfers placing in the Top 10. The Lady Leafs finished in second with a team score of 378.
    "We were very pleased with everyone. The girls played well," said Frels. "They played the course very well, and we were real pleased with their performance on the Bent Grass fairways. The girls did great."
    Lieving and Farrell led the team with Lieving placing fifth with an 87, and Farrell, carding an 88 for seventh.
    "Monica and Ashley did a real good job," said Frels. "We were pleased with all the scores."
    VandeWiele chipped in a 98, followed by Wilebski recording a 105. Ries shot a 108 and Frank had a 109.
    Geneseo vs. Sterling
    The Geneseo girls' golf team captured a win at home Sept. 5 when the Lady Leafs defeated the Golden Warriors, 206-230.
    "Everybody didn't have a good night and we're not real pleased with the scores," said Frels. "Their scores were a little higher than expected.
    "We think they can do better and they think they can do better. They are not at the top of their game right now and they realize it so we just hope to see a little bit better scores."
    Farrell earned the medalist honors for the match as she carded a 48.
    Lieving followed with a 50, while Wilebski recorded a 51. Ries shot a 57 for match, followed by Audrey Anderson and Emma Vandemore, both with 60s.
    Geneseo (6-2 overall) will next host Galesburg at 4 p.m. Sept. 17 at the Geneseo Country Club.

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