Floyd’s Stanley makes golf state Hinton (92), Capelle (95) fall short
Floyd Central’s Morgan Stanley put together a score of 79 Saturday afternoon on the par-72 Country Oaks Golf Course at the Washington Regional to make her way into this year’s state golf finals. As a team, the Lady Highlanders finished sixth with a score of 329.
Evansville North won the team standings with a low score of 295, the only team in the state to break 300. Bedford North Lawrence’s Kennedy Holtsclaw was one of just three in any regional to break 70, shooting a 69 to earn medalist honors.
Stanley had three pars on the front nine, finishing the first half of her round with a 41. She punched in birdies on the 11th and 12th holes then parred the 13th and 14th holes. Her score of 38 on the back was good enough for her total of 79 and to make the cut to advance to state finals.
Of the other Lady Highlanders, Jessica Ingram had an 84, Sydney LaDuke an 81, Megan Striegel an 85 and Gretchen Garrett an 85.
Behind Floyd Central, Jasper was eighth (347) and Silver Creek finished 11th (368). New Albany finished 14th (372), with Heidi Steinert shooting an 81, and Crawford County was 17th (484). Salem was 18th with no team score.
Crawford County, which had its first girls’ team reach the regional, didn’t get off to the best of starts, including No. 1 Shelbi Cook, who had 7, 9 and 8 in her first seven holes.
Cook went on to post a 54 on the first half of her round. She fared better on the back nine, starting with pars on hole Nos. 10 and 11. Cook had an eight on the par-five 12th hole but came right back with a birdie on No. 13. She finished the back nine with 44 for a round of 98 for the day.
Teammates Stephanie Johnson and Jada Smith didn’t fare so well with scores of 131 and 136, respectively. Morgan Pitman finished second for the Lady Pack with a 119.
Corydon Central’s Sidney Capelle began the day with a 44 on the front nine. The back nine wasn’t so kind; she shot a 51 to finish with a 95.
North Harrison’s Hallie Hinton shot a 48 on the front nine but did somewhat better on the back with a 44 to finish with a 92 for the day.
Springs Valley’s Elizabeth Orr began her day with a 47 on the front nine, starting the first hole with a double-bogey 7. Orr fared a little better on the back nine with a 42 for a total of 89 for the day.
Mitchell’s Bailey Payne didn’t fare as well, finishing with a 104 for the 18 holes.
Team scores (top 3 advance): 1. Evansville North 295, 2. Martinsville 308, 3. Evansville Memorial 325, 4. Bloomington South 328, 5. Vincennes Rivet 329, 6. Floyd Central 329, 7. Bedford North Lawrence 339, 8. Jasper 347, 9. Gibson Southern 351, 10. Castle 354, 11. Silver Creek 368, 12. Bloomington North 371, 13. Vincennes Lincoln 371, 14. New Albany 372, 15. Washington 376, 16. Brownstown Central 379, 17. Crawford County 484, 18. Salem (no team score).
Individual scores: 1. K. Holtsclaw (BNL) 69, 2. C. Otter (BS) 70, 3. C. Cameron (Mart) 71, 4t. K. Droste (EN) 72, 4t. E. Kieffer (EN) 72.
Individuals advancing without a team: 1. K. Holtsclaw (BNL) 69, 2. C. Otter (BS) 70, 3. E. Fisher (BS) 73, 4. P. Meeks (VR) 78, 5. M. Stanley (FC) 79.