Ray-Pec slips by Belton in close match

syeagle@demo-mo.comSeptember 20, 2013 

It was definitely a close one between rivals Raymore-Peculiar and Belton on the golf course Sept. 16 at Eagle’s Landing, Belton.

But in the end, the Panthers came out on top with a 192-194 victory.

“We knew going into the match that they have a very good team this year and that every stroke would be important if we were going to pull off the win,” Raymore-Peculiar coach Paul Carvan said.

Raymore-Peculiar was led by sophomore Sophia Sadaro, who shot a 39 on the par 36 course.

“She had two birdies in the round and played fantastic,” Carvan said. “She buried a 15-foot birdie putt on the last hole. It is gutsy shots like that that seals wins instead of losses.”

Other Panther scores were Sarah Morrison with 47, Stephanie Krass with 52, Shelby Bates with 54 and Tanna Miller with 61.

“I told my girls to grind for every shot and don’t let mental lapses cost them strokes,” Carvan said. “Our girls gave a great effort and it came down to the wire.”

Belton was led by Rachel Hoffman with a 38. Other scored are Gabby Probert with 49, Megan Mathis with 53, Sarah Martin with 54 and Hally Nelson with 55.

“It was a good close match and we hope we turn it around on Thursday,” Belton head coach Casey Conklin said.

The two teams met again Thursday at Country Creek. Results will be in next week’s issue.

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