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Every stroke counts for Tigresses

Published: Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013 2:44 p.m. CDT • Updated: Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013 2:46 p.m. CDT
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Sophia Suarez and the Princeton Tigresses looked sharp in their new uniforms, narrowly defeating Putnam County 200 to 201 in Tuesday’s 2013 season opener at Chapel Hill Golf Course. Suarez and teammate Arraia Hicks shared medalist honors at 45. PHS returns to Chapel Hill Thursday.
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Princeton’s Arraia Hicks watches her tee shot in Tuesday’s 2013 season opener at Chapel Hill Golf Course. She was co-medalist at 45.

Will Gross has been telling his Princeton Tigresses golf team that every stroke counts when the they step out on the golf course every time. He got his point across Tuesday.

The Tigresses opened the 2013 season with two victories at Chapel Hill Golf Course in Princeton, scored a narrow victory over Putnam County by one stroke, 200 to 201. Sophia Suarez and Arraia Hicks shared medalist honors at 45. Audrea Reidner (51) and Julie Miller (59) also scored.

Henry was third at 256.

“I was a very proud coach as I watched our team fight tooth and nails to save each and every stroke possible and we battled to the very end with an excellent Putnam County team, whom like us also returned all their starters from their 2012 IHSA sectional qualifying team,” Gross said.

“Their fight and hard work paid off in a huge way with a one-stroke victory. It truly showed the message that I have been conveying to all the girls this fall that every stroke definitely does matter.”

PC was led by Stephanie Wilson’s 46. Also scoring for the Lady Panthers were Kelsey Grosenbach (50), Carly Gonet (52) and Lauren Bauer (53). For Henry, Kelsey Pieper scored a 58.

At Geneseo: The Hall boys dropped two meets in Monday’s season opener at Maple Bluff Golf Club. Geneseo (146) took the triangular followed by Kewanee (162) and Hall (181). For Hall, Pete Mautino had a 43 with Nick Scheri, Ryan Ott and Zach Vanderpool all with 46. Geneseo’s Brian Bozzer was medalist at 35.

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