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Lanesville girls’ golf sinks first-ever victory

Lanesville girls’ golf sinks first-ever victory
Lanesville girls’ golf sinks first-ever victory
Lanesville senior Emma Campbell watches a practice drive fly through the air prior to a match against Providence on Thursday, a day after leading the Lady Eagles to their first victory in program history. Brandon Miniard
Brandon Miniard, Sports Writer, [email protected]

Whenever a school fields a new sports program, there’s always pressure to get that first-ever victory as soon as possible. Once that initial “W” is achieved, the program can turn its focus to loftier goals as the years go by.

The Lanesville girls’ golf squad felt the pressure to get that first victory as it began its maiden voyage in 2021. While it took half the season to accomplish, the Lady Eagles finally accomplished their first goal as a fledgling program by edging New Washington 244-259.

Leading the way for the Eagles was senior Emma Campbell, who had to overcome a slow start. Once becoming accustomed to the unfamiliar terrain of Butler Falls in Hanover, Campbell dominated the course before finishing with a round low of 49.

“Going into this match was exciting because this is what us girls have been looking forward to,” Campbell said. “It was a close match throughout, but at the last hole on the last putt, I knew this was history for Lanesville High School.”

The Lady Mustangs kept the contest close courtesy of the efforts of Ashley Wills, who finished second to Campbell with a new personal best of 53.

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