The Western Boone girls golf team had a later start than some of the other golf teams this week, but when they hit the links for their first competitive round of the season on Wednesday, they had a strong showing.
Western Boone shot at 388 at the Seeger Invite at Harrison Hills, placing second behind conference and county rival Lebanon, who won with a 353.
“I think the girls did really well for the first tournament,” Western Boone head coach Koren Gray said. “Lily (Williamson) and Rachel (Conyer) have worked really hard over the summer and played quite a bit over the summer, as has Emily Viall. This was a good tournament. Last year, Lily and Rachel finished first and second, but shot 100 and 101. They were much lower today, and I know the girls can shoot even better. We were about 70 shots better than we were last year, so we are on a good path.”
Conyer played a lot of golf on the Hamilton County Tour this summer, winning a couple of tournaments. Williamson and Viall went on a Down Under Sports trip that let them play golf in Hawaii, New Zealand and Australia in July.
All that hard work paid off, as Williamson’s 86 and Conyer’s 89 were good for second and third overall behind Lebanon’s Maci French.
“This was really a positive for them,” Gray said. “It will really help with their self-confidence and give them a nice boost to start the season.”