Rock Bridge golfers claim district championship

Thursday, September 30, 2010 | 6:12 p.m. CDT; updated 12:00 a.m. CDT, Friday, October 1, 2010

COLUMBIA — The Rock Bridge girls golf team won the Class 2, District 6 tournament Thursday at A.L. Gustin Golf Course to advance to sectional play as a team.

The Bruins and Lee's Summit West both finished the par-70 course with 338s, but Rock Bridge won a tiebreaker to claim the title.

Meghan Mueller led the Bruins, tying for third with an 80. Morgan Reimler shot an 83 for fifth, Kaitlyn Marsh was sixth with an 84 and Makayla Baker shot a 91 to tie for 10th.

According to Rock Bridge coach Melissa Melahn, the Bruins' No. 5 golfer, Angie Kern, earned the Bruins the title. Kern shot shot a 99 to tie for 20th place, while Lee Summit West's No. 5 golfer shot a 114.

Rock Bridge is now set to compete next Thursday in the Class 2, Sectional 3 meet hosted by Smith-Cotton at the Sedalia Country Club. The Bruins will face Kickapoo and Republic, which were the top two teams at the District 5 tournament Thursday in Springfield, as well as Lee's Summit West.

Hickman finished seventh in the District 6 team standings. Kewpies golfers Patricia DeCastro and Kasey Nichols advanced to sectional play as individuals. DeCastro shot 92 and Nichols shot 98 on Thursday.

Lee’s Summit North’s Chloe Kittle and Lee’s Summit West’s Lauren Fender tied for first at the District 6 tournament with 78s. Lee’s Summit West’s Morgan Maddox tied with Mueller for third.

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