Greenwich High

Greenwich High girls golf team places a strong second at FCIAC Tournament

Contributed photo: From left to right, Greenwich’s Zarah Hillman, Ella Fish, Ally Bauer, Caroline McShea and Charlotte Langhorne gather around the trophy after the team placed second at the FCIAC Golf Tournament on June 2, 2022.

Receiving solid 18-hole scores from each player in its lineup in inclement weather throughout the day, Greenwich High School’s girls golf team made an excellent showing at Thursday’s FCIAC Tournament held at Fairchild Wheeler Golf Course in Fairfield.

The Cardinals finished second out of the five teams that qualified for the FCIAC Tournament, posting an aggregate team score of 365. New Canaan won the FCIAC Tournament title for the fifth consecutive season compiling an aggregate score of 356.

“It was a torrential downpour on the back nine but we got through it and beat Staples by two shots to take second place,” Greenwich coach Taner Karakas said. “I am very proud of the team and how they were able to persevere through terrible conditions and stay focused to make sure that every shot mattered.”

Staples finished third behind Greenwich with a team score of 367. Trumbull was fourth (380), followed by Wilton (425).

For Greenwich, sophomore Caroline McShea had the best score, shooting an 89. Her round of 89 was good for sixth place overall in the tournament.

Freshman Ally Bauer carded a 90, as did sophomore Zarah Hillman for the Cardinals. Junior Charlotte Langhorne and senior Ella Fish each posted a 96 for Greenwich, which finished with a regular season record of 9-2.

Amanda Vigano of New Canaan was the tournament’s medalist, shooting an 83. Molly Mitchell also led the Rams, carding an 88. Grace Codd of Trumbull and Leni Lemcke from Staples tied for the second best score, shooting an 84.

Up next for Greenwich is Monday’s state tournament, which is scheduled to take place at Tashua Knolls Golf Club. The tournament’s shotgun start is scheduled for 8:30 a.m.

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