CC, NH golf put in busy week
By Brandon Miniard, Sports Writer, [email protected]
While a number of high school football teams took part in their final pre-season practices on Thursday, Old Capital Golf Course was the site of Harrison County rivalry action as Corydon Central welcomed North Harrison and Lanesville, along with Mid-Southern Conference-rival Charlestown, for a four-way match.
The host Lady Panthers blew by the competition, running away with the match with a team score of 184. Sophomore Emma Rowland took home medalist honors with a nine-hole score of 41, followed by freshmen Madison Stilwell and Khloe Mathes posting scores of 45 and 46, respectively. Senior Abby Russel notched a 52, while sophomore Jenna Hougland rounded out the Lady Panthers with a 61.
Fielding only four players this season, the Lady Cats finished third in the four-team field with a combined score of 262. Leading the way for the Lady Cats was Addy Reynolds, who finished her first match of the season with a score of 61. Brooke Hergenrather followed with a score of 64, while sisters Olivia and Isabella Abner finished with scores of 66 and 71, respectively.
Lanesville only fielded two golfers in the event, Emma Strigel and Claire Jolley; both finished with scores of 72.
Two days later, the Lady Panthers had one of their biggest tests of the season when they traveled to The Legends Golf Club in Franklin for the Franklin Invitational. In an 18-team field that included seven of the top 20 programs in the state, the Lady Panthers finished 12th.
Rowland once again paced the Lady Panthers’ scoring, finishing the day with an 18-hole score of 82 to finish 20th out of 92 golfers. Stilwell followed with a 102, while Mathes posted a 108, Russel a 115 and Hougland a 133.
The Lady Cats took a road trip to Sunrise Golf Course in Madison for a tournament hosted by Madison Consolidated. Unfortunately for the Lady Cats, they were in an eight-team field that included some of the better teams in the southern half of the state, resulting in them finishing last with a team score of 540.
Playing a full 18 holes, Reynolds again led the Lady Cats, this time with a 130. Olivia Abner followed with a 131, Hergenrather with a 139 and Isabella Abner with a 140.
The Lady Cats began the current week on Monday when they took on rival Crawford County at Lucas Oil Golf Course in English. They will continue the week tomorrow (Thursday) by again traveling to Old Capital Golf Club to face Corydon Central, New Albany and Borden in a four-way match, with tee time currently set for 4:15 p.m. The week will end on Saturday when the Lady Cats head out west to take on Jasper at 12:30 p.m.
Prior to their four-way match with North Harrison, New Albany and Borden on Thursday, the Lady Panthers won another four-way event against the Lady Braves, Clarksville and Silver Creek at Elk Run Golf Club in Jeffersonville on Monday. They will conclude the current week on Saturday when they take part in the Floyd Central Invitational at Old Capital Golf Club in Corydon.