The Lady Swede golf team hit the road on Sept. 2, taking on the field at the York Invitational.

Ellarey Harm brought home the fifth place medal, shooting a 97 on the day.

“Ellarey was able to take advantage of the long par fives due to her ability to hit longer shots,” said Swedes’ head golf coach Tara Foster. “She connected well off the tee box which allowed her to approach the green in regulation.”

Jada Rubalcava shot a 123 on her round of 18 and Madi Cornwell ended her first varsity meet with a 127.

Foster said that overall, the Lady Swedes struck the ball well and hit fairways, but struggled reading the greens and finding the right speed.

“We really need to focus on cutting our strokes down on and around the greens,” she continued. “That is where the girls are struggling to keep their scores low.”

As a team, Gothenburg finished the meet sixth out of the 10 teams who came to compete.

There were several players who played a role in that finish and Foster said she was delighted with the play of the underclassmen who competed.

“I was very pleased with the two freshmen, Adi Bartels and Madi Cornwell, on their first varsity appearance and 18 hole tournament,” she said. These girls stepped up, played with confidence, and made great decisions out there on the course. I am looking forward to coaching them up as the season continues.”

Looking ahead, Gothenburg heads to the Sept. 10 Lexington Invitational at Lakeside Country Club for a 9 a.m. tee time.

Then, on Sept. 14, the Lady Swedes defend their home course when they host the Gothenburg Invitational at Wild Horse Golf Club at 10 a.m.

Contact Rebecca Steward at rebecca@gothenburgleader.com or call 308.537.9498