The narrow course is lined with houses making it a challenging course to play.
As a team, the girls hit the ball out of bounds a total of 23 times, with the wind being the cause for many of these errant shots. Despite the windy weather, the Bulldogs managed to place fourth in what turned out to be not only their first meet of the season but also their first conference meet.
Playing for the Bulldogs were seniors Erin O'Fallon and Katie Wright, juniors Sally Heitke and Maria Janotta, and ninth graders Amanda Glenz, Jena Spaulding, and Brittany Caldwell. For many, this was their first time on the course all year.
Counting scores for Paynesville were Heitke (52), Janotta (53), Wright (56), and Glenz (57), giving the Bulldogs a total of 218.
The Bulldogs play at Sauk Centre and Albany this week and host a home invitational on Saturday. Scores for those meets will appear in next week's Press.
1. Albany -184
2. Litchfield -187
3. Cathedral -195
Sauk Centre -195
5. Paynesville -218
6. Melrose -233
7. Long Prairie-Grey Eagle -236
Paynesville: Sally Heitke 52; Maria Janotta 53; Katie Wright 56; Amanda Glenz 57; Erin O'Fallon 61; Brittany Caldwell 65; Jena Spaulding 67.
For their second meet of the season, the Bulldogs traveled to Litchfield to play in another conference meet on Friday. With warm weather and not a cloud in sight, the Bulldogs brought in better scores than the previous day. Leading the Bulldogs was Glenz with a 45. Janotta shot a 49 as the second Bulldog. Heitke and Wright both shot 54s to give the team a total of 202, 16 strokes fewer than the day before. This improvement helped them move up to fourth in the meet standings, passing Cathedral from the day before.
1. Albany -170
2. Sauk Centre -184
3. Litchfield -185
4. Paynesville -202
5. Cathedral -219
6. Melrose -230
7. Long Prairie-Grey Eagle -233
Paynesville: Amanda Glenz 45; Maria Janotta 49; Sally Heitke 54; Katie Wright 54; Jena Spaulding 55; Brittany Spaulding 58.
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