Gottman ties individual school record; Lady Aces match record-low mark in outing

Mount Carmel freshman Lillian Gottman drives a ball in Tuesday's match against Washington. Gottman tied a record-low individual mark for the Lady Aces with her -2 (34) under par score.

MOUNT CARMEL -- It's already been a remarkable year for the Mount Carmel girls golf team. With as many girls as they have setting personal bests on a seeming nightly basis, they've been dominant in the early going of the season.

That trend continued on Tuesday in a match against Washington at Mount Carmel's West Berwick Golf Course, but this time they had an all-time great outing, eclipsing any of their already stunning totals from this season. Freshman Lillian Gottman tied the individual school record with her -2 (34) under par (36), tying a record set by Abbey Leighty.

As a team the Lady Aces tied another school-record, tying the mark set for the lowest score by a team ever with their team score of 148.

Complementing Gottman's fantastic outing, fellow freshman Madelyn Young posted another steady score, scoring an even par (36) score. She was followed by sophomore Daisy Schrader who shot her lowest score of the season, posting a +1 (37) over par and earning third place in the match.

Senior Faith Witsman finished fourth, scoring a +5 (41) and showcasing her short game ability with a really nice long putt from the edge that earned an applause for the senior. Senior Allyson Armstrong finished fifth overall in the match, posting a +7 (43) in the match, and senior Nevaeh Brock scored a +15 (51) to round out the team.

Mount Carmel bested Washington 148-216 as a team, with Washington's Faith Dalton placing sixth overall in the match with a +11 (47).

"Wow, these girls just keep getting better," Mount Carmel Head Girls Golf Coach Karin Kelsey spoke of her team. "The team tied the school record with a team score of 148! Lillian Gottman also tied the individual school record set by Abbey Leighty of 2 under par. [Lillian, Madelyn, Daisy and Faith] along with Allyson Armstrong, Nevaeh Brock and Anna Gill are a hardworking group of young ladies! They challenge each other daily and are working together as a team to make great things happen!"

The Lady Aces will continue action on Wednesday (Sept. 11) when they travel to compete in a 10-team tournament at the Richland County Country Club. Tee time is set for 3 p.m. Their next match is scheduled for Monday, Sept. 23 against Richland County with a tee time of 4 p.m.

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