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Creek runs off with MSC title

Creek runs off with MSC title
Creek runs off with MSC title
Corydon Central's Cortlin Engleman tees off on the eighth hole at Old Capital Golf Club Saturday. Photos by Brian Smith

Ideal playing conditions at Old Capital Golf Club in Corydon on Saturday provided a backdrop for Silver Creek to shoot low, earning the girls’ golf Mid-Southern Conference.
North Harrison’s Hallie Hinton, along with Corydon Central’s Cortlin Engleman, earned All-Conference nods.
In the team standings, it was a race to catch Silver Creek. Despite one disqualification (Liv Schmidt), the Lady Dragons posted four scores under 95. Leading the way was Charlotte Seaton, the overall medalist with a 6-over par 78.
As a team, Silver Creek finished with a 344. Salem, paced by Amber Kilburn’s 90, closed with a 388 for the runner-up spot.
Corydon Central, the defending champion, was fourth, carding a 432. North Harrison (456) was sixth.
Hinton had an impressive trip on the front nine at Old Cap. Starting on hole four, Hinton would play holes No. 1 through 9 with a 5-over par 41. The back nine, however, played tougher. She shot 50 on the back to close with a 91 and tied for fifth among individuals.
‘On the front side, I kept the ball in play more,’ Hinton said. ‘I two-putted all my holes. I was able to keep my confidence and focus more on the front holes. I had three holes really mess me up.’
Not shy on confidence, Hinton, a freshman, is looking forward to returning to Corydon for sectional play tomorrow (Thursday).
‘My main goal for sectional is to keep my head out of my butt,’ she admitted. ‘When I hit one bad shot, I can’t think about it. I have to hit the next shot and forget about it. If I can eliminate a couple of those bad holes, I have a lot of confidence in myself.’
Engleman was among the top 10, placing eighth with a round of 94.
‘I was doing pretty good, but I ended really rough,’ Engleman said. ‘The ball was going where I wanted them to go. The holes with water really got me. Those were bad.’
Engleman said the honor was good to show for her efforts. She has a target to break into the 80s during her sectional round.
Within the team, Engleman said her teammates learned a lot from the meet. It was the first 18-hole round for Corydon Central this season.
‘I think our team, even though they had some rough scores, we will come back a lot better next year,’ she said. ‘For several of the girls, this was their first time playing 18 holes. I think this experience was good for them.’
Corydon Central’s Abby Buechele earned All-MSC Honorable Mention with her round of 102. She placed 14th overall.
Additional participants for the Lady Panthers were Sidney Capelle (104), Gracen Lander (132) and Morgan Nalley (144).
Katie Alexander turned in a score of 106 for North Harrison to aid the team. Also playing for the Lady Cats were Cassidy Thompson (125), Brianna Stickler (134) and Sophie Jacobi (139).
The Corydon Central Girls’ Golf Sectional will take place tomorrow at Old Capital Golf Club. Teams are slated to tee off at 9 a.m. The top three teams and top three individuals not on an advancing team will advance to regional. Admission is free.
Team scores: 1. Silver Creek 344, 2. Salem 388, 3. Brownstown Central 402, 4. Corydon Central 432, 5. Scottsburg 439, 6. North Harrison 456, 7. Eastern (Pekin) 498. Clarksville and Austin, no team scores.
Individual scores: 1. C. Seaton (SC) 78, 2. L. Smith (SC) 80, 3. D. Gabbard (A) 83, 4. A. Kilburn (Sal) 90, 5t. K. Roberts (SC) 91, 5t. H. Hinton (NH) 91, 7. E. Motsinger (Sal) 93, 8. C. Engleman (CC) 94, 9t. K. Tormoehlen (BC) 95, 9t. A. Crutcher (SC) 95.