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Rural girls golf cards season-low team score in runner-up finish

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Senior Kaitlyn Crough shot a 72 to lead the way as Washburn Rural's girls golf team shot a season-low 310 as a team Wednesday to post a second-place finish in the 23-school Lawrence Invitational at Eagle Bend Golf Course. 

KaitlynWashburn Rural senior Kaitlyn Crough carded a 72 to tie for second Wednesday in the 23-school Lawrence Invitational. [File photo by Rex Wolf/TSN]

Crough tied for second individually while Washburn Rural also got top-10 finishes in the 125-player field from senior Aliyah North and junior Avery Scott.

North tied for eighth with a 76 and Scott tied for 10th with a 77 for the Junior Blues, who have won city and Centennial League titles this fall.

Sophomore Raegan Petersen placed 18th with an 81 while senior McKenna Merrick tied for 28th with an 85 and juniors Mallory Nelson and Annika Peterson tied for 35th with 87s.

Blue Valley West senior star Julia Misemer shot a 66 to win the individual title by six strokes while West won the team championship with a four-person score of 304.

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Team scores

Blue Valley West 304, Washburn Rural 310, Shawnee Mission East 328, Olathe Northwest 337, Olathe West 341, Blue Valley Southwest 348, Mill Valley 351, Manhattan 352, Blue Valley Northwest 358, Blue Valley North 359, St. Thomas Aquinas 360, Olathe East 364, Free State 368, Blue Valley 381, St. James Academy 382, Shawnee Mission South 397, Olathe North 402, Olathe South 410, Shawnee Mission Northwest 410, Lawrence 431, Shawnee Mission West 443, Bishop Miege 492, Shawnee Mission North 521.

Individual results

1. Julia Misemer, Blue Valley West, 66; 2. (tie) Kaitlyn Crough, Washburn Rural, and Claire Berquist, Free State, 72; 4. Beth Grant, St. James Academy, and McLain Neal, Shawnee Mission South, 73; 6. Mia Rodriguez, Blue Valley West, 74; 7. Hillary Currier, Blue Valley Southwest, 75; 8. (tie) Tess Roman, Shawnee Mission East, and Aliyah North, Washburn Rural, 76; 10. (tie) Ingrid Blacketer, Shawnee Mission East; Libby Green, Mill Valley; Avery Scott, Washburn Rural; Claire Sullivan, Olathe Northwest, and Liz Lyons, Olathe West, 77.

Other Washburn Rural -- 18. Raegan Petersen, 81; 28. (tie) McKenna Merrick, 85; 35. (tie) Mallory Nelson, and Annika Peterson, 87.