Platte County's Shipp sisters combined for victory at Ray-Pec Scramble

A new tournament on the schedule provided Platte County with a unique opportunity, and the Pirates almost swept the titles.

Jessalyn and Kasydie Shipp — both juniors — shot a 1-under 71 in the Raymore-Peculiar Scramble held Friday, Aug. 18 at Hoots Hollow Golf Course in Harrisonville, Mo. The sister tandem took the individual championship out of 47 teams.

With the top two scores for each school counted, Platte County was second out of 19 teams with a 167 — one shot back of the winners.

“The team has never played a scramble format and we thought that it would be fun,” Platte County coach Trevor Short said. “The ladies played great and had a great time with the scramble. This was a good learning opportunity for the team because you had to be strategic and use teamwork in order to be successful.”

Platte County’s McKennah Houlhan and Lauren Sherwood combined to shoot a 96, placing 19th. Taylor Holbrook and Abby White were just out of the top half of the field with a 101, good enough for 24th.