Cats capture title in Evansville

From Herald Staff Reports

The highest individual glory barely escaped Jasper senior golfer Annie Getzin. But with Getzin assuming the lead, triumph encompassed the Wildcat team as a whole in Wednesday’s Evansville Central Invitational.

Getzin breezed to a 75 and finished second overall to steer the Wildcats to first place in the nine-team gathering. Jasper (337) outpaced rival Evansville Memorial (345) for the top slot as Castle (368), Evansville Reitz (404) and Evansville Mater Dei (407) completed the top five. Memorial’s Anna Tucker also fired a 75 and edged Getzin in a three-hole playoff for medalist honors.

Getzin sailed through her final nine holes with a 1-over par 36 after assembling a 39 on the front side. That was a consistent trend for Jasper as each Wildcat fired a better back-nine total compared to the front nine. Annika Harmon recorded an 80 (43-37), Jessica Rillo shot 89 (46-43), Catherine Bell carded a 93 (49-44) and Madeline Hurst etched a 103 (54-49).

The Wildcats will compete in their third 18-hole invitational in a five-day span Saturday, when they visit Center Grove’s Trojan Classic.

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