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Naperville North junior Caroline Pierson said girls golf coach Greta Williams has a simple message for her team. “Our coach always says to start strong and finish stronger,” Pierson said Tuesday afternoon at the DuPage Valley Conference tournament at Phillips Park Golf Course in Aurora. Pierson birdied her first hole and made it a bookend finish to remember: the Huskies’ second-rated player sank a 7-foot birdie putt on the par-5 18th hole to finish with a 3-over 75. Not only was it 9 strokes lower than her previous career best and the top score for Naperville North; the final Pierson birdie would acquire a significance of its own when the final team scores were tabulated. With able support from Taylor Arenson, Christine Grzesick and Blayne Yarmat, Naperville North ended the four-year Wheaton Warrenville South league championship run by a mere stroke, 327-328.