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Lady Panthers 3rd at Washington Invite

Rowland ties for medalist honors
Lady Panthers 3rd at Washington Invite
Lady Panthers 3rd at Washington Invite
Corydon Central sophomore Emma Rowland follows through on a drive during the Lady Panthers’ season opener Thursday against Charlestown. Rowland had a strong start to the season, winning the two-team meet with a score of 39, followed by tying for first in Saturday’s Washington Invitational with a score of 75. Photo by Brandon Miniard
By Brandon Miniard, Sports Writer, [email protected]

After opening the season with a 180-268 victory over Mid-Southern Conference-rival Charlestown on Thursday, the Corydon Central girls’ golf team headed west to Country Oaks Golf Club just outside of Montgomery to take part in the annual Washington Invitational on Saturday.

The Lady Panthers had a strong showing in the 20-team field, beating Evansville Memorial by a single stroke to round out the top three with a combined score of 358. Bedford North Lawrence edged out second-place New Albany 335-341 to take the team title.

After earning medalist honors in the Lady Panthers’ season opener, star sophomore Emma Rowland continued her hot start to the 2022 season with one of the top showings out of the 107 golfers in attendance.

Managing a bogey on only two of the final nine holes, Rowland finished tied with Bloomington South’s Melanie Southern atop the individual scores.

Senior Abby Russel had the second best showing for the Lady Panthers with a 90, while freshmen Khloe Mathes and Madison Stilwell concluded their first high school tournaments with scores of 94 and 99, respectively. Sophomore Brittany Fogle rounded out the Lady Panthers by shooting a 117.

The Lady Panthers will begin the week tomorrow (Thursday) by hosting Salem and county rivals North Harrison and Lanesville in a four-way match before hitting the road for The Legends Golf Club in Franklin on Saturday to take part in the Franklin Community Invitational. First tee times are set for 1 p.m.

Washington Invitational Team Scores: 1. Bedford North Lawrence 335, 2. New Albany 341, 3. Corydon Central 358, 4. Evansville Memorial 359, 5. Terre Haute South 362, 6. Columbus East 368, 7. Gibson Southern 377, 8. Barr-Reeve 384, 9. Terre Haute North 395, 10. Bloomington South 397, 11. Evansville Mater Dei 400, 12. Castle 403, 13. South Knox 404, 14. Bloomington North 416, 15. Mount Vernon 423, 16. Springs Valley 425, 17. North Daviess 426, 18. Evansville North 431, 19. Evansville Central 506, 20. Tecumseh 525.