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JACKSONVILLE, Illinois – The Prairie Fire women’s golf team finished in fifth place at the
Knox shot a combined 729 over two rounds and earned the Team Sportsmanship Award.
Shelby Keen earned First Team All-Conference honors for her third place finish, carding a 157 over two rounds.
Sam Nichols finished in 9th place (164) to find her way on the Second Team All-Conference.
“Shelby and Sam had one of the best seasons in the history of Knox golf
by finishing inside the top-10 in about every event we played in,” said
head coach KC Harding. “They were both very deserving of earning
all-conference honors and for Sam to do it all four
years is pretty unbelievable. Shelby played solid both days and had her
chances to win, however she had a few breaks that didn’t go her way and
that’s just how this game goes. Those two are very special players in
this program and I am excited to see how Shelby
does next year.”
Mariah Barlow also earned a place on the All-Sportsmanship Team.
“I would like to thank my entire roster for giving it 100% since they
arrived in August,” added Harding. “We had some bumps in the road but
for it being the first time in 10 years we competed as a team they have a
lot to be proud of. To be honored by the entire
league with earning the sportsmanship award says a lot about the
players we have at Knox and for that I am thankful.”