MONTGOMERY — Rivet placed fourth, South Knox ninth and Lincoln 11th in the 11-team Washington Invitational girls golf tournament Saturday at Country Oaks.
Castle was the champion, shooting 343. The Knights were followed by Evansville Central 359, Terre Haute South 372, Rivet 382, Evansville Mater Dei 383, Bloomington North 384, Mount Vernon 405, Bloomington South 411, South Knox 413, Washington 422 and Lincoln 475. Barr-Reeve and Edgewood didn't have enough players to post a team score.
The Patriots were paced by a pair of 86s from Lily Waggoner and Maddi Halter. Victoria Linn shot 104, Cadence Mills 106, Emma Robinson 107 and Alicia McGuire 116.
"It was a goal to finish top five, so I was proud of our score," Rivet coach Charlie Waggoner said. "Lily still has a ways to go to get her form, coming off a back injury, but she played decently. Maddi had a really good round, and I was proud of her and proud of Cadence. She parred a few holes toward the end, and I see a lot of potential in her to help us out."
While Rivet was playing its third match of the week, it was the opener for South Knox and Lincoln.
The Spartans had the low golfer in the county, with freshman Trinity Dubbs shooting an 81 in her high school debut, finishing third overall. Salena Dellinger had 104, Lauren Haveman 113, Hailee Cooper 115 and Bethany Williams 117.
"Trinity being a freshman, the first time out shooting that score was impressive. She was a little nervous at the start, like the rest of the team, but she handled it and had fun," South Knox coach Mark Gray said. "We're way ahead of where we were last year at this time. The girls were happy with their rounds but felt there were tons of places where they could make up strokes. That's exactly what you want to hear as a coach."
Gwen Hayes topped the Alices with a 108. Krislyn Shepard had 113, Kaylan Finatri 118 and Reece Johnson 136.
"It was our first match, an 18-holer, with our two through five girls having little experience. We were nervous and started slowly," Lincoln coach Chaz Hendrix said. "Our one, two and three golfers really calmed down, getting some bogeys and mixed in a few pars. I have to be happy with them. They battled and did the best they could. It'll be nice to get a full week to practice, and we'll play a lot better our next match."
Rivet entertains Washington and Barr-Reeve at 4:30 p.m. Monday. South Knox and Clay City are at North Knox at 5 p.m. Monday. Lincoln plays at Gibson Southern at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.