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Mt. Pleasant golf

Panther girls are conference champions

By Ashlee De Wit | May 08, 2013
Photo by: Michael Leach Haley Booton tees off during the Southeast Conference girls’ golf tournament at Fairfield on Tuesday.

FAIRFIELD — Led by runner-up medalist Courtney Mabeus and aided by team depth, the Mt. Pleasant girls’ golf team came home from the SEC tournament at Fairfield as conference champions.

The Panthers scored 396 to win handily. Washington took second at 424, followed by Fairfield (460) and Keokuk (555).

Mabeus shot a 96 on the par-74 course at Fairfield Golf and County Club, behind only medalist Megan Buitendorp of Washington, who scored 91.

Mt. Pleasant’s Brianne Holtkamp finished the course in 98 strokes, while Emily Cox and Elle Schleisman each shot a 101 to round out the team score. All four Panthers earned first team all-conference for their efforts.

Haley Booton shot a 105 on the day, earning an all-conference honorable mention, while Whitney Barton scored 144.

“This was an outstanding accomplishment by our team as we completed our conference dual schedule undefeated and topped that off by winning the conference tournament,” Coach Jim Kelly said.

“The depth of our team has carried us all season and a team score of 396 just shows the potential these girls have,” he added. “I’m very proud and happy for this team in being conference champions.”

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