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Lady Cougars second in state

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

RUNNERS-UP: The Izard County Lady Cougars finished second in the Class 2A Girls' State Golf Tournament. From left are: Kristen Doty, Rachel Harmon, Head Coach David Harmon and Kiley Mettler. Photo/Mullins
Consistency is a highly sought after commodity in the wonderful world of sports.

Those with it will prosper.

Those without it will struggle.

ALL-STATE: Members of the Class 2A Girls' All-State team include, from left: Izard County's Rachel Harmon, Melbourne's Maggie Jo Cooper and Izard County's Kiley Mettler. Mettler was runner-up state medalist. Photo/Mullins
Good thing for the Izard County Lady Cougars' golf squad that consistency has certainly been their friend the last couple of years.

One just had to look up at the leaderboard in just about every event the Lady Cougs played in to underscore this.

Izard County's name would be near or at the top of the team standings, while the Lady Cougs' one-two punch, Rachel Harmon and Kiley Mettler, would be battling it out for individual medalist honors.

And the Class 2A Girls' State Golf Tournament Sept. 29 at Cooper's Hawk in Melbourne was no different.

The Lady Cougars finished as state runners-up, while Mettler finished as runner-up medalist in the event.

Three-time defending champion Conway St. Joseph made it four state girls' golf titles in a row with a team total of 251, 15 strokes better than second-place Izard County.

St. Joseph's Brooke Enderlin took medalist honors with a five-over 77 in the 18-hole contest.

Mettler was just two strokes off the pace with a 79.

Harmon, the district and regional medalist, was right behind both with an 82.

Kristen Doty rounded out Izard County's team score with a 105.

Enderlin, Mettler and Harmon not only earned All-State honors, they also received invites to the Overall Championship, pitting the top golfers from all classifications against each other, scheduled for Oct. 15 at Pleasant Valley Country Club in Little Rock.

Smackover finished third in the state tournament with a team score of 283.

The Melbourne Lady Bearkatz, paced by All-Stater Maggie Jo Cooper's 93, carded a team total of 348.

Calico Rock's Emily Johnson shot a 94 in state tournament play, barely missing out on All-State honors.

Abbey Blevins, representing the Salem Lady Greyhounds, finished with a 109.

Mammoth Spring's Kaitlyn Haney carded a 119 at the state tournament.

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