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4/27/2013 Email this articlePrint this article 
Central senior Krista Duffy watches her putt roll to the hole during the Sabers’ dual with West Delaware earlier this season. Duffy was one of two Central golfers to finish in the top-five (junior Allie Anderson was the other) at the Tigerette Classic hosted by Tipton, as her round of 102 was good for fourth overall.
Saber girls return to the course, finish second at Tipton
Back on the course for the first time in a week, the Central girls golf team made the most of a pleasant day during Monday's Tigerette Classic hosted by Tipton.

The defending champion at the event, the Sabers took advantage of the nice conditions to cut off four strokes from their winning score a year ago.

Unfortunately, Central was not the only team to have a good day as West Branch was able to topple the Sabers and take top honors with a 415.

The Sabers were three strokes back, while Durant (428), Wilton (455) and West Liberty (456) rounded out the top-five.

"Overall, I was pleased with how we played," Central head coach Troy Steffens said. "I set a goal of 420 or better for the girls and we shot a 418."

Leading the way for the Sabers was Allie Anderson. The junior saw her early season run of medalist honors end, but Anderson still impressed with a round of (46-48) 94.

"Allie is playing extremely well and with confidence right now," Steffens said. "(She) was disappointed with second place, which says a lot about her desire to get better right now."

Adding her own top-five finish was senior Krista Duffy, who carded a 50 on the front nine and added a 52 on the back for a 102 - good for fourth.

"Krista had a very nice round of 102," Steffens said. "She has been very consistent."

Junior Lexi Delaney also had a strong front nine with a 53 before adding a 57 for a 110.

"I know Lexi was disappointed with her round, but I know she will bounce back because she is willing to put in the work to correct what is not going right at this point," Steffens said.

Finishing off Central's team score was junior Delaney Brainerd, who combined a 56 on the front with a 58 on the back for a 114.

Sophomore Maddie Blandin had her own steady round with a (59-56) 115, while fellow sophomore Mackenzie Kuehn wrapped things up with a 126.

"Delaney played well and was consistent in her two rounds as was Maddie, they both played extremely well with the exception of one or two holes," Steffens said. "If they can eliminate those, they will be where I want them to be, but I was still very pleased with their scores.

"Mackenzie struggled her first nine, but bounced back very nicely on the second nine, cutting 10 shots off her score."

"We are definitely going in the right direction," Steffens added, "and as we continue to play more, I believe our scores will continue to improve which is a reflection of the girls' hard work and dedication."

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