The Union County Lady Patriots posted an unblemished 7-0 Tri-Eastern Conference season record last week at Knightstown and walked away with the TEC Tournament Championship trophy at Memorial Park Golf Course on Saturday in New Castle.

The Lady Patriots won the 18-hole tournament with 374 and ahead of second place Northeastern at 399.

“I’m so proud of them,” first-year Lady Patriot coach Ryleigh Kennedy said. “And we are missing one of our key players.”

Union County last won the TEC Girls Golf championship in 2017.
“Our goal was to win the TEC,” Kennedy said. “And three placed in the Top Ten.”

Three-of-four Lady Patriots earned TEC Top Ten honors - Emma Kassens, Peityn Gillman and Mady McClure.

Kassens was medalist at 81 in a close finish with Winchester’s Neveah Lanter’s 83. UC freshman Peityn Gillman stood third overall with 90 and Mady McClure was in eighth with 99.

“Morgan (Ball) had her best 18-hole finish (104) this season,” Kennedy said. “They understand course management, and their putting has improved. I’m so proud of them.”

Union County plays in the Connersville Invitational this week before heading to Friday’s (Sept. 18) IHSAA sectional at the Elks Country Club in Richmond.
2021 Tri-Eastern Conference Tournament team placings: UNION COUNTY 374, Northeastern 399, Centerville 408, Winchester 413, Hagerstown 429, Lincoln 433, Knightstown 515, Tri 129 (Incomplete team). Union City does not have a girls golf team.

2021 Tri-Eastern Conference Girls Golf top 10 individuals: Emma Kassens (UC) 81, Neveah Lanter (W) 83, Peityn Gillman (UC) 90, Allison Frost (L) 91, Alex Goodwin (Ce) 92. Aurora Biava (Ce) 95, Morgan Lawrence (W) 98, Mady McClure (UC) 99, Zoey Cline (NE) 99, Makaylyn Cummins (NE) 100.
Union County (374) Kassens 41-40-81, Gillman 47-43-90, McClure 48-51-99, Ball 51-53-104.
Northeastern (399) Wissler 98, Cline 99, Lacy 102, Cummins 100, Gammon 127.
Centerville (408) Goodwin 92, Biava 95, Hemerling 109, Kaucher 112, Kaucher 115.
Winchester (413) Lanter 83, Lawrence 98, Rose 120, McIntire 122, Black 112.
Hagerstown (423) Recter 91, Smith 113, Glunt 118, Ervin 105, Bell 114.
Lincoln (433) Frost 91, Morris 110, Pitcock 110, Grulley 132, Robinson 122.
Knightstown (515) Rollins 104, Cain 140, Daplee 187, Smith 144.
Tri - Incomplete team. Kneeply 129.