Lady Leaf golf stumbles vs. Sterling/Galesburg

Amy Boldt
Taylor Cahalan tees off on hole No. 1 at the Geneseo Country Club Sept. 22 against Galesburg.

Geneseo couldn’t fend off the visitors this past week at the Geneseo Country Club as the Lady Leafs were defeated in both of their matches.

Geneseo vs. Sterling

The Geneseo girls’ golf team suffered another loss at home Sept. 23 when Sterling came to town and took down Geneseo, 179 to 201.

Kelsey Lieving was the top golfer for the Lady Leafs as she recorded a 41. Allison?Farrell followed in second with a 48, while Karah Bishop finished with a 52.

Rounding out the effort was Taylor Cahalan and Alli DeSmith each with 60s and Kelsey Wirth a 69.

“We knew Sterling would be good and they had a lot of talent,” said head coach Judi Nash. “We just don’t have the experience, but we did a little better (than Monday).”

Geneseo vs. Galesburg

On Sept. 22, the Lady Leaf golfers were defeated 199 to 194 by visiting Galesburg at the Geneseo Country Club.

“Well I?was pretty disappointed especially Monday,” said Nash. “Galesburg opened the door for us and we didn’t walk through it. Allison Farrell had a good night, but the rest of the girls didn’t play well.”

Geneseo’s Farrell and Galesburg’s Katarina Magieri were the medalist, each finished with 44s.

Lieving followed Farrell as she carded a 46, while Bishop recorded a 53. Cahalan rounded out the top four scores with a 56 for the par 35 course.

Others hitting the links for Geneseo were  Wirth with a 61 and Alyssa Wheeler, 69.

In JV action, McKenzie Carey led the team with a 57, followed by Emilee Green with a 60. DeSmith carded a 61 and Stephanie Crippen finished with a 71.

The Lady Leafs (6-4 overall) will next host Alleman at 3:45 p.m. Sept. 30 at the Geneseo Country Club.

“It is time to fine tune our game,” said Nash. “We have to step it up, especially our short game. I?hope we bring our A game and at least feel like we played our best.”

Kelsey Wirth tees off on hole No. 1 at the Geneseo Country Club Sept. 22 against Galesburg.