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Gehlen Catholic Girls Golf Enjoys Home Win to Open Postseason Play

The Gehlen Catholic girls golf team enjoyed a home course win to open the postseason on Friday night in the opening round of the regional tournament.

The Jays have been feeling good all season going into meets, and Friday’s meet was no different. The Jays got the opportunity to host the opening round meet on their home course which made them very comfortable during play. Head Coach Jennifer Kurth says playing on a tough course all the time makes them very well-tested.

The Jays know that money is made and strokes are saved in the short game of golf. Their short game helped carry them to the win on Friday, and Coach Kurth says it is nice to see all that short game practice pay off.

Jayden Barthole once again dominated the field medaling with a score of 89 in 18 holes. Second place finished 10 strokes behind Barthole. Coach Kurth says Barthole’s leadership is like having another coach at times on the course.

For a young group of girls, having that leadership is important. Playing in high-pressure golf is also important for their development. Coach Kurth says getting through this first round win was the goal, and she was very happy to see that goal met and exceeded.

Now, the Jays will be off to Algona on Wednesday with an opportunity to qualify for the state meet. Coach Kurth says their individual skills are most important at this point of the season.

The Jays will compete alongside two other area schools who advanced out of this opening round in Remsen St. Mary’s and Akron-Westfield.