Nevertheless, the Hinton girls golf team shrugged off the rust of the past two weeks to defeat Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn and Remsen St. Mary's on Tuesday at Deer Run Golf Course in Hinton.
The Blackhawks (5-0, 4-0) went six days without practicing following a non-conference win over Kingsley-Pierson on April 12, but still carded a team score of 195 to best the 285 turned in MMC.
"It's hard to get your game to where you want it to be when you can't get on the course to practice."
Katie Clausen was the medalist as she carded a 47. Teammate Morgan Mehrer was the runner-up as she was a stroke back with a 48. Emily Knop shot a 49, while Ali Kallsen and Sierra Hazekamp each shot 51. Ashton Moody added a non-counting 52.
"Let's hope the spring weather shows up soon," Clausen quipped, noting that the postseason is rapidly approaching.
Melissa Groepper led the RSM with a 65 and Kelsey Trejo shot a season-best 66 for the Hawks. Stephanie Begnoche added a 70.
"Each one of them probably had a bad hole, but I think their maturity as seniors helped them stay focused," RSM coach Sue Klein said.
RSM golfs at the CYO tournament on Wednesday.