Central Arkansas Christian’s Lady Mustang golf team put together perhaps its most well-rounded match of the season last week with a runner-up finish at The First Tee.
CAC shot a team score of 126 for nine holes, one stroke behind Class 7A Mount St. Mary’s 125. Malvern, a 7-4A foe, was a distant third at 164. Arkansas Baptist rounded out the field.
The Lady Mustangs had won their previous three matches.
The Belles placed golfers 1-2 (Taylor Loeb of Maumelle won with even-par 36; Ann Roe was second at 38). But the Lady Mustangs went 3-4-6 with freshman Allie Weiner (40) and sophomores Alexa Goodlow (42) and Lauren Horton (44).
“Give credit to Mount St. Mary’s girls; they played really well,” CAC coach Max Weiner said. “Taylor is one of the best players in the state, and she played like it. She could’ve easily shot one- or two-under. To beat them today, Allie and Alexa needed to play their ‘A’ game, and they were just a little off.”
Horton’s score is all the more impressive since she just began playing over spring break.
“I couldn’t be more proud of Lauren,” Weiner said. “Her parents literally just bought her a set of clubs in March. To come out here and shoot a 44 is not only impressive, it’s almost unheard of. The sky is the limit for her.”
CAC, which had matches scheduled Monday at the Country Club of Arkansas and Wednesday at The First Tee, will finish the regular season Monday, Sept. 16 at CCA prior to the 7-4A District Tournament at Nashville on Sept. 24.