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April 9, 2013

Queens open season full of optimism


“We’re still learning,” he said. “Last year, they learned how to win and compete. They’re still doing that.

“It comes down to not doubting yourself. Golf is a confidence sport. Our girls have to get that swagger. If they work hard, I don’t think anything can stop them. They need to work on things they’re not doing well.”

They need consistency, too.

“A lot of times we have three play well,” Sullivan said. “We’ve got to have that fourth score. One of those three has to pick us up.”

If they can find the confidence and consistency they have lacked, the Queens could soar up the conference standings this spring.

“I expect us to compete with anybody else in the MAC but PV,” Sullivan said. “I don’t see anybody else in the MAC I’m afraid of. That’s how I want the girls to think.”

The next test comes Thursday when Clinton plays at the North Scott Invitational at Glynn’s Creek Golf Course in Park View.

Mohawks win at Preston

PRESTON — Led by the third- and fourth-place individuals, Marquette Catholic won the title of the Preston Invitational by 25 strokes Monday at Plum River Golf Course.

Alex Timmerman shot an 81 to lead the Mohawks, while teammate Isaac Sturm was another stroke back. Mitch Kirby and Brandon Jacobs each added a 92 to give Marquette a 347 team total.

Host Preston took second with a 372 total, while Camanche was third with a 375 in the six-team event.

Bellevue’s Riley Till won a playoff with Connor Evers of Prince of Peace to earn medalist honors. Each shot a 6-over-par 78 in regulation. Till’s round included 12 pars, while Evers had birdies on the par-5 Nos. 1 and 10 holes to go with nine pars. A double-bogey on the par-5 12th hole hurt him.

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