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Golfers improve from previous regional trip

September 26, 2012 | 10:01 AM

A fuller field (adding advancers from two additional sectionals) made the girls' golf regional more packed with players.

Corydon Central’s Marie Rothrock sends a putt across the 11th green during regional play Saturday at Eagle Valley Golf Course in Evansville. Photo by Brian Smith (click for larger version)
The field, which included Corydon Central's team and North Harrison individual Devan Smith, vied to advance to state as a top three team, or a top five individual not on an advancing team.

Corydon Central, making its second consecutive regional appearance, improved from the year prior at the par-70 Eagle Valley Golf Course in Evansville. The team score of 390, four strokes lower than in 2011, was good for 14th place among 18 teams.

Smith, a three-time regional qualifier, closed out her prep career two strokes off the cut to advance to state. The senior carded an 11-over par 81, bettering last year's performance by five strokes.

Hitting off the first tee to kick off regional, Smith played solid through the early stages of her round. After a tough three-putt on the first hole, she had a string of four consecutive pars. On the sixth, seventh and ninth holes, Smith went over par, closing her first nine with a 6-over par 41.

After a bogey on No. 10, the Mid-Southern Conference champion found her stride again with a par then a birdie on the par-5 13th hole. Her round finished with two additional pars plus three bogeys and a double bogey.

Madison's Amanda Detmer was the lone golfer to go under par, shooting a 69 to claim medalist honors.

Corydon Central was led by Taylor Frederick's round of 88. It was a noticeable improvement from her round a year ago at regional when she carded a 102.

Frederick had a 45 on her first nine (started on No. 10) including her first of two birdies. She was able to notch a deuce on the par-3 16th hole. Play improved on the next nine for Frederick, carding a birdie on No. 2, followed by three additional pars.

Lady Panther teammate Marie Rothrock also had a solid day, shooting a 93, including pars on No. 16 and No. 18.

Also scoring for Corydon Central were Kennedy Nash (102), Kayla Uhl (107) and Cortlin Engleman (114). Nash and Uhl had two pars each within their rounds.

Jasper won the team title with a 323. Other advancing teams were Castle (331) and Evansville North (337).

Other notable finishers were Clarksville's Quincy Cooper carding an 81, Christian Academy of Indiana's Sydney Shrebtienko with a 94 and Paoli's Hannah Dooley with a 92. Salem finished with a 392, with Brittney Walker logging the team's best performance with an 85.

Team results – 1. Jasper 323, 2. Castle 331, 3. Evansville North 337, 4. Bloomington South 338, 5. Columbus North 340, 6. Floyd Central 341, 7. North Posey 351, 8. Columbus East 352, 9. Evansville Memorial 352, 10. Madison 355, 11. Vincennes Rivet 357, 12. New Albany 374, 13. Bedford North Lawrence 378, 14. Corydon Central 390, 15. Salem 392, 16. Springs Valley 401, 17. Gibson Southern 411, 18. North Knox 433.

Overall individual results – 1. Amanda Detmer (Madison) 69, 2. Kayla Katterhenry (Castle) 72, 3t. Annie Getzin (Jasper) 77, 3t. Cherise Otter (Bloomington South) 77, 3t. Emma Fisher (Bloomington South) 77, 3t. Eliza Hudson (Floyd Central) 77.

Individuals advancing without a team – 1. Amanda Detmer (Madison) 69, 2. Cherise Otter (Bloomington South) 77, 3. Emma Fisher (Bloomington South) 77, 4. Eliza Hudson (Floyd Central) 77, 5. Sydney Anderson (Columbus North) 79.

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