Warsaw's Page Desenberg watches her ball roll to the hole on the third green during Tuesday's match at Stonehenge against West Noble. Photo by Gary Nieter, Times-Union
Warsaw's Page Desenberg watches her ball roll to the hole on the third green during Tuesday's match at Stonehenge against West Noble. Photo by Gary Nieter, Times-Union
Playing its sixth match in eight days, the Warsaw girls golf team braved cooler temps Tuesday evening to defeat West Noble 192-255 at Stonehenge Golf Club.
Warsaw (3-2) has already gotten familiar with weather this week, as the Lady Tigers had to wait out a storm Monday at Stonehenge, before going out and falling 202-206.
Back at it in much cooler temperatures, first-year head coach Ray Davis was much more pleased with the girls donning jackets.
“A thing I like about tonight was, we had a better mindset than we did (Monday) against Columbia City,” he said. “Against Columbia City, they were sitting around for an hour-and-a-half (because of rain) waiting to get out there and it was wet. Tonight, they were kind of like, ‘OK, we played through this last night, so we know what the wind is like.’”
Scores for the Lady Tigers were senior Alexis Manwaring’s 45, sophomore Madi Graham’s 48, sophomore Page Desenberg’s 59 and junior Ash Jain’s 50, senior Kristen Watson’s 49 and junior Morgan Fuentes’ 52.
While Manwaring and Graham have pretty solid grips on the No. 1 and 2 spots, respectively, Davis said it’s been tough to predict which three of the next four girls should be on the varsity from match to match. But ultimately, it’s up to them.
“The four just need to be consistent,” he said. “Sometimes, they’ll shoot a 46, 47 in practice or a match, then turn around and shoot a 56 or 57.
“With only having six girls, we tell them up front, ‘Who knows who (will be on the varsity) when it comes to invites or conference? It’s going to be about who’s playing best at that time,’” he added. “It’s not like we have 10 or 12 girls to choose from.”
And with the girls only having a total of four practices since the season officially began on Aug. 1, the girls have been making adjustments on the fly.
However, they will have some time for one-on-one instruction as their next match isn’t until Saturday’s Western Invitational at Chippendale Golf Course in Kokomo.
“What we tell the girls is, this is how it is the first week,” Davis said of the busy start to the season. “As coaches, it’s something we don’t like, because you have to get them out on the range and work on putting. Now, we have three practices in a row, so I need to look at what we need to do. The girls understand that and they’re beginning to understand some better course management.”

WARSAW 192, WEST NOBLE 255
(Stonehenge G.C., Par 36)
Medalist – Alexis Manwaring (War) 45.
Warsaw – Manwaring 45, Madi Graham 48, Page Desenberg 59, Ash Jain 50, Kristen Watson 49, Morgan Fuentes 52.
WN – Haley Teel 51, Paige Shearer 52, Bailey Kruger 66, Lesley Pachaco 86.
Warsaw Record: 3-2.