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The Benton Lady Panther golf team finished as conference runner-up and fourth in state after a two-day tournament.
On the first day, Grace Lile shot an 89, Karli Lipinski shot a 104, Daphne Bono shot a 119, Kayla Payne shot a 104, Kaylen Presnall shot a 117 and Bentonâ€™s team total was a 297.
The first day round total was good enough for a second place finish in conference behind conference champion El Dorado, who shot a 289 as a team.
On the second day, Lile shot a 85, Lipinski shot a 89, and Payne shot a 95.
â€śThe second day was a lot better,â€ť coach Chad Pitts said. â€śAs a team we were 28 strokes better the second day.â€ť
Lile, Lipinski and Payne earned all-conference and Lile won the individual medalist for the conference and was fourth in the state overall.
â€śTo end our season on that note, showed the girls if we play like we are capable of playing, then we can really do something next year,â€ť Pitts said.
El Dorado loses its two best players to graduation but Benton will have everyone returning.
â€śIf our kids work hard over the wintaer, there is no reason why we canâ€™t win conference next year,â€ť Pitts said. â€śPossibly even make a run at state.â€ť
Pitts said he was proud of Lile for her two rounds and of Lipinski and Payne for making all-conference.