Hinsdale South girls golfers continue Oak Park-River Forest’s woes in WSC
Updated: September 11, 2012 12:06AM
WOODRIDGE — Oak Park-River Forest senior Lauren Hanson needed a hot putter to stay within shouting distance of her Hinsdale South playing companions on Wednesday.
Jess Sachs and Samantha Buddig were off to a torrid start for the Hornets in the West Suburban girls golf dual match at Village Greens in Woodridge.
Lining up a 45-foot putt for birdie on the second hole to get to red figures, Hanson had her bid glance tantalizingly off the lip.
It proved symbolic of her day as the Huskies’ three-year No. 1 player struggled with her putter over the remainder of her round.
Despite five 3-putts over her final seven holes, Hanson still managed to lead her squad with a 47 — eight shots off the pace authored by Sachs and Buddig — as the Huskies fell 178-194 to fall to 1-3 and 1-2 in the WSC.
“I know a lot of people would think that a 47 is not a very good score, but I know in my mind I can shoot a much better score,” Hanson said. “My putting has been off lately.”
The Huskies’ second-rated player, junior Emma Youman, suffered a triple bogey at the par-4 first to place herself in an early hole.
Youman, whose younger sister Amanda, a freshman, turned in the Huskies’ third-lowest score with a 49, managed some bright spots in finishing with a 48.
“I started bad and never really shook it off,” said Emma Youman. “I feel like I didn’t focus today. I was afraid to go for (more pins aggressively).”
OPRF was nothing if not a model of consistency with its four counting scores as senior Mason Rose fired a 50 for the Huskies’ fourth-best round.
Sachs and Buddig shared medalist honors with 3-over par 39s to pace the Hornets (4-1, 3-1).