Everyone knew that replacing 5 graduating Seniors who went to back to back State Championship Tournaments, finished 28-0 in the Southwest Conference over the last two seasons, were 60-6 over the last 4 years, had won back to back Southwest Conference Championships and were defending Sectional Champions, was not going to be an easy task. Fortunately, those graduating seniors left a legacy behind, and some younger sisters, that gave this year’s squad a drive to achieve and work hard over the summer to improve their games. The achievements and notoriety over the last four years sparked a unique interest in the Lady Bees’ squad that resulted in 20 golfers trying out for the team in a 100% pay to play environment. With other schools struggling just to field a 6 person varsity team in a non pay to play environment, those numbers astounded some of the other Southwest Conference coaches.
Sophomore, Karly Morell, played in 10 tournaments over the summer, including 8 Northern Ohio Junior PGA events, where she recorded 3 top 10 finishes including a victory at the Northern Ohio Junior PGA tournament at Rosemont Country Club in July. She was also part of the Brecksville team that played in the Ohio Girls Golf Foundation Tournament in July at Avon Oaks Country Club, where the Brecksville squad finished 6th among 13 teams in the tournament. Other members of the Brecksville team were Sophomores Karli Ring and Paige Coughlin, and graduated Senior Halley Morell. Halley finished 3rd overall out of a 90 girl field with a round of 77.
Sophomore Karli Ring played in 6 tournaments over the summer, including 5 Southwest Junior Tour events where she recorded 3 top 10 finishes. She also played in the Ohio Girls Golf Foundation Tournament. Freshman Paige Zelis, also played in 5 Southwest Junior Tour events over the summer. Paige Coughlin played in the Ohio Girls Golf Foundation Tournament.
After 3 days of tryouts at Seneca Golf Course, the varsity and junior varsity line-ups were set, with Sophomore, Karly Morell, securing the #1 varsity spot followed by Senior, Tawney Myatt, Sophomore, Karli Ring, Sophomore, Paige Coughlin, Senior Nicole Anselmo, and Senior Jane Tuckerman. The team then sprung into action with a 9 hole preview tournament at Springvale sponsored by North Olmsted HS. The Lady Bees finished 5th out of 13 teams led by Senior Jane Tuckerman’s round of 48.
With their next scheduled tournament, the Magnificat Invitational at Sweetbriar Legacy rained out, their next action was their only 18 hole tournament to date at the Edison Invitational at Thunderbird Hills Golf Course in Huron. Sophomore, Karly Morell, led the Lady Bees to a 12th place finish out of 24 teams with a round of 94.
In their first Southwest Conference Action, the Lady Bees contested a Tri-Match with
at Seneca Golf Course on 8/16/12. Sophomore Karli Ring led the Brecksville contingent with a round of 48 to help secure victories over
201-205, and over
201-211, but falling to
In their best showing of the year, on 8/20/12, the Lady Bees defeated Southwest Conference rival Amherst in a match at Seneca by a score of 184-240, with four rounds in the 40s recorded by the Bees, led by Sophomore Paige Coughlin’s 44, Senior Nicole Anselmo’s 46, Sophomore Karly Morell’s 47, and Sophomore Karli Ring’s 47.
The Brecksville squad next lost a close match with Copley at Seneca Golf Course on 8/21/12, by a score of 190-193. Karli Ring paced the squad with a round of 46, followed by Karly Morell and Tawney Myatt each with rounds of 48.
The Lady Bees avenged their close lost earlier in the week with a close victory in a match against Southwest Conference foe
HS on 8/23/12, by a 2 shot margin, 189-191. The girl’s squad once again recorded 4 rounds in the 40s led by Sophomore Karli Ring (44), Karly Morell (48), Nicole Anselmo (48) and Tawney Myatt (49).
In their last week of action for August, the Brecksville’s squad took on two Southwest Conference opponents, one at home and one away. On 8/28/12, the girl’s traveled to Fox Creek Golf Club to take on
in a match and secured a victory 218-257 under difficult conditions. Sophomore Paige Coughlin was medalist for the Bees. The next day, 8/29/12, the Lady Bees hosted Berea in a match at Seneca Golf Course, recording a 188-291 victory, and again had 4 ladies shoot in the 40s, led by Sophomore Karli Ring’s 43, followed by Nicole Anselmo – 48, Paige Coughlin – 48, and Karly Morell –49.
For a relatively inexperienced team leading into the first month of the 2012 campaign, with only a combined 17 matches of varsity experience, the team comprised of 3 seniors and 3 promising sophomores recorded an impressive 6-2 match record. All three Sophomores have a scoring average in the 40s, led by Karli Ring’s 9 hole match scoring average of 46, followed by Karly Morell’s and Paige Coughlin’s 9 hole match scoring average of 49. The varsity Lady Bees have 7 more matches in September, along with 18 hole tournaments at the Hudson Invitational at Lake Forest Country Club and the Southwest Conference Championship at the Sweetbriar Legacy Course. Good luck girls!