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Barton women place second at conference golf meet
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COFFEYVILLE — What has become common the past few years, the Barton Community College and Dodge City women’s golf teams were battling toe-to-toe, this time at Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference meet No. 3 in Coffeyville on Sunday and Monday.
In the end it was Dodge City that won the meet, besting Barton on the final nine holes of competition.
Dodge City finished the meet with a 541 total, followed by Barton with a 552. Colby was a distant third with a total of 626.
The two clubs were tied after the opening day with an 18-hole total of 369, but on the final day, which is a 9-hole event, the Conquistadors bested the Lady Cougars by those nine strokes to win the meet, shooting a 172-183.
It was the second meet Dodge City won while Barton has one win in conference play.
The meet was the final of the fall season. The spring season will have three more events, starting with a March 30 event at The Club StoneRidge in Great Bend.
Barton freshman Natthakan Teeratrakul paced the Lady Cougars with a 129 for 27 holes. She took second individually to Dodge City’s Annie Sheridan, who fired a 123.
Teeratrakul shot 86-43 while Sheridan shot an 82-41.
Kaylee Crawford, playing as an individual in the event, finished third with an 89-42 for a 132 total.
Maddie Sherman took fourth overall with a 134 (89-45) while Abbie Thelen shot 138 (89-49) for a tie for sixth.
Blakelee Cooper rounded out the Barton team total with her 151 (105-46).
In addition, Kara Koepplin shot a 157 (108-49) for Barton while Madison Walden and Lindsey Placke both shot a 150 as individuals. Walden shot a 106-44 and Placke carded a 96-54.

• Lady Cougars compete at Bellevue
The Lady Cougars survived a wild weather day at the Bellevue Shootout on Friday, finishing fourth with a team total of 348 against mostly 4-year competition.
Barton had three golfers place in the Top 15. Bellevue won its own Shootout with a score of 313.
Teeratrakul shot an 82 over the par-72 layout for seventh place overall.
Thelen fired an 84 while Hoisington native Cooper shot an 88 during the wet, windy and cold event. Thelen placed 11th and Cooper 15th.
Crawford fired a 94 on the day and Koepplin shot 98.
Renee Santoyo of Bellevue and Kathryn Kesti of Nebraska-Omaha each shot a 70 to win individual honors.
In addition to the five the Lady Cougars took for a team score, Barton had three more golfers play as individuals at the meet.
Sherman shot a 90 and Lindsay Placke a 92 to both earn Top 20 finishes individually. Madison Walden shot a 97.