The Madison Central girls golf team opened the season with a pair of very impressive performance last weekend.

The Lady Indians fired a 308 and finished second at the Shelby County Invitational, then won the Villa Madonna Invitational by eight shots.

On Monday, they weren't quite as sharp.

Throughout the lineup, Central struggled on the greens.

"The putting got in their psyche," Madison Central coach Tennye Ohr said. "There were way to many three-puts. One girl had seven. One had six and one had four. If you take out those 15 shots, that's a big difference."

Despite those difficulties, Madison Central still finished second out of an 11-team field at the Model Lady Patriot Invitational, which was held at the University Club at Arlington.

Central had a team score of +47 and finished eight strokes behind Dunbar (+39).

Model finished seventh with a score of +104.

Mattie Neeley led the way for the Lady Indians for the third-straight tournament this season. The senior shot a +6, 78, and finished fifth overall.

Rylea Marcum of Great Crossing took the individual title with a score of -3, 69.

Central had two other golfers finish in the top 10.

Elizabeth Eberle shot a +11, 83, and was ninth and Reagan Clark fired a +14, 86, to tie for 10th.

Central's Clara Beth Ramsey shot a +16, 88, and finished tied for 14th.

Lydia Harrel was the top performer for Model. She shot a +17, 89, and was 17th.

Model's Allie Shaffer fired a +18, 90, and finished 18th.

Madison Southern's Kasey Cameron shot a +19, 91, and tied for 19th.

Other top finishers for Central included: Haley Rice (+28, 100), Abi Buchanan (+36, 108), Katherine Taylor (+47, 119), Emily Barney (+48, 120) and Abby Barrett (+57, 129).

Other top finishers for Model included: Amelia Harrell (+34, 106), Natalie Knecht (+35, 107), Lesley Durr (+36, 108), Kylie Pirtle (+40, 112), Aashini Shah (+51, 123) and Selise Forsythe (+56, 128).

The Lady Patriots and Lady Indians are set to return to action today at the Madison Central Invitational at Gibson Bay Golf Course in Richmond.

"My hope is that tomorrow we come out more positive and we are able to forget what happened," Ohr said.

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