The Lady Seahawk varsity golf team defeated Branford and John Paul II at their home course of St. James Bay Oct. 2 to improve their overall record to nine wins and two losses.

With her season-best round of 44, freshman Megan Collins led all golfers, while seventh grader Melanie Collins shot 45, junior Calli Westbrook 60, junior Katie Seger 62, eighth grader Harper Westbrook 66 and eighth grader Hannah Westbrook 66.

The team total, which consists of the four top scores, was a 211. Branford shot a 226 to take second place while John Paul II didn't attend and forfeited.

The team played Tuesday in the Big Bend Championships at Killearn Country Club in an 18-hole event.

"The girls are trying to get better every day and it definitely shows,” said Coach Scott Collins. “The match at Killearn will be a great test for us because all the teams from the area will play to get ready for next week's district tournament.”

The team will host their final home match today, Thursday, Oct. 10 as Wakulla and Branford will visit St. James to take on the Lady Seahawks. – By DAVID ADLERSTEIN