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TK girls set school-record at Cascade Hills, lead Gold

Thornapple Kellogg teammates Paige Vanstee, Maddie Shepard, Clair Jansma, Paige Willette, Anna Harmens and Anna Kaminski celebrate their school-record nine-hole score of 183 after winning the OK Gold Conference jamboree hosted by Grand Rapids Christian at Cascade Hills Wednesday.

The Thornapple Kellogg varsity girls' golf team tightened its grip of the OK Gold Conference lead as it set a new school record for nine holes at the jamboree hosted by Grand Rapids Christian at Cascade Hills Wednesday.

The Trojan team scored a 183 to beat runner-up East Grand Rapids by three strokes.

It was as balanced Trojan effort, led by a 44 from Paige Vanstee. Anna Kaminski and Anna Harmes each shot a 45 and teammate Paige Willette scored a 49.

The Trojans also got a 50 from Clair Jansma and a 54 from Maddie Shepard at the event.

TK's top five scorers were among the top 16 overall on the day. Jansma finished in a three-way tie for 14th individually. Vanstee was in a tie for third, with Kaminski and Harmens in a group tied for sixth. Willette was among a group of girls tied for tenth place.

The day's runner-up team from EGR shot a 186, ahead of Grand Rapids Christian 190, Forest Hills Eastern 203, Wayland 206 and South Christian 211.

Grand Rapids Christian's Ryann Breslin was the day's medalist with a 41 and Forest Hills Eastern had Hailey Curry finish in the runner-up spot with a 41. East Grand Rapids was led by 44s from Meg Simon and Maria Lopez-Linares.

South Christian was set to host the final conference jamboree of the season at The Pines Wednesday (Sept. 25).

TK returned to action in a non-conference dual with Calvin Christian Thursday, scoring a 177-191 win. Vanstee led TK with a 37. Willette shot a 41, Presley Snyder a 47 and Julianna VanMeter a 52.

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