2000 IHSAA GIRLS GOLF STATE FINALS

September 29-30, 2000

The Legends of Indiana Golf Course, Franklin

 

Martinsville comes from behind

to win sixth straight title

Martinsville rallied from a six-stroke deficit in the final round to win its sixth consecutive team title going away in the 28th Annual IHSAA Girls Golf State Finals at Legends of Indiana in Franklin. The Artesians finished at 662, followed by first-round leader Noblesville at 678 and Center Grove at 681.

It was the ninth title in the last 10 years for the Artesians, all under the direction of coach Sharon Most. Juniors Stephanie Turner and Ashlie Rose led the way for Martinsville. Both finished at 160, with Rose shooting a 74 to post Saturdayís best round. Also in the lineup for the balanced Artesians were junior Carmen Bodine (86-82-168), junior Donya Stipcak (89-86-175) and sophomore Sarah Bires (91-85-176).

The challenging par-72 course played at 5,650 yards in breezy and soft conditions for the second round under sunny skies.

Lauren Gant of Fort Wayne Dwenger captured individual medalist honors with a final-round 77 to finish at six-over-par 150. She had held a two-stroke lead after the first round. A senior, Gant finished third in the 1999 state finals and fourth in 1998. After a bogey on No. 8 and a double bogey on No. 9, Gant rallied down the stretch. She played the final six holes in even par, highlighted by a birdie on No. 15.

Gant joined her father, Gary Gant, as the first parent-child combination to win IHSAA golf state titles. Gary Gant was the 1970 IHSAA Boys Golf champion while playing for North Central of Indianapolis. Gantís three-under-par 139 at Old Oakland in Indianapolis in the first year of 36-hole state championship play remains the boys state finals record.

Caroline Haase of Culver Academy took second individually at 76-77-153, followed by Sally Shonk of Noblesville at 75-79-154.

Sarah Sparks of East Noble

named Mental Attitude Award recipient

Sarah Sparks of East Noble, who shot a 79-83-162 to finish ninth individually, was named the 2000 recipient of the IHSAA Mental Attitude Award in Girls Golf by the IHSAA Executive Committee.

Sparks was a four-year participant in golf. She was the sectional medalist as a sophomore and the regional medalist as a senior. She also was a varsity letter winner in basketball as a sophomore and junior.

Academically, she ranks seventh in a class of 242 students. She is a member of the National Honor Society, serves as editor of the school newspaper and is a member of the student council.

Her college choice has yet to be made, but she plans to major in journalism.

Farm Bureau Insurance, corporate partner of the IHSAA, presented a $1,000 check to East Noble High School in the name of Sparks.

 

 

 

 

FINAL RESULTS

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS

*Advanced as an individual

Player

School

First Round

Second Round

Total

Lauren Gant

Fort Wayne Dwenger*

73

77

150

Caroline Haase

Culver Academy*

76

77

153

Sally Shonk

Noblesville

75

79

154

Rachel Meikle

Carroll (Fort Wayne)*

81

75

156

Ellyn Leonard

Zionsville

79

80

159

Ashlie Rose

Martinsville

80

80

160

Stephanie Turner

Martinsville

86

74

160

Adrienne Mayhew

Carmel

82

79

161

Sarah Sparks

East Noble*

79

83

162

Katie Tewell

Center Grove

80

82

162

Lissa Putnam

Bloomington North*

81

82

163

Amber Prange

Noblesville

82

82

164

Lynnsey Showers

Western

81

83

164

Heidi Cochran

Anderson*

81

86

167

Lindsey Gordon

Penn

82

86

168

Kylene Pulley

Western

87

81

168

Natalie Dallas

Center Grove

83

86

169

Ashley Keller

Center Grove

86

83

169

Joni Reynolds

Twin Lakes

82

87

169

Charla Speer

Jennings County*

82

87

169

Amber Lentz

Columbus North*

83

90

173

Emily Hindman

Zionsville

88

86

174

Heather Klejnot

New Haven*

83

92

175

Sarah Bires

Martinsville

91

85

176

Dana Thacker

Twin Lakes

91

85

176

Vanessa Weimer

DeKalb

86

91

177

Casey North

Penn

89

90

179

Ann Speidel

Carmel

86

93

179

 

TEAM SCORES

*Did not qualify for second round play

School

First Round

Second Round

Total

Martinsville

341

321

662

Noblesville

335

343

678

Center Grove

337

344

681

Penn

356

360

716

Carmel

356

364

720

Twin Lakes

362

366

728

Western

364

366

730

Zionsville

367

367

734

DeKalb

367

391

758

Yorktown

376*

--

--

Columbus North

380*

--

--

Jennings County

380*

--

--

Kokomo

384*

--

--

Fort Wayne Dwenger

389*

--

--

Plymouth

389*

--

--

Fremont

392*

--

--

Northview

396*

--

--

Ben Davis

398*

--

--

Michigan City Marquette

398*

--

--

Evansville Memorial

402*

--

--

Lafayette Jefferson

406*

--

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INDIVIDUAL QUALIFIERS

Players who advanced to the final round as individuals.

Player

School

Round 1

Round 2

Total

Lauren Gant

Fort Wayne Dwenger

73

77

150

Caroline Haase

Culver Academy

76

77

153

Rachel Meikle

Carroll (Fort Wayne)

81

75

156

Sarah Sparks

East Noble

79

83

162

Lissa Putnam

Bloomington North

81

82

163

Heidi Cochran

Anderson

81

86

167

Charla Speer

Jennings County

82

87

169

Amber Lentz

Columbus North

83

90

173

Heather Klejnot

New Haven

83

92

175

 

TEAM SCORING

   

Round 1

Round 2

Total

CARMEL

 

356

364

720

 

Adrienne Mayhew

82

79

161

 

Ann Speidel

86

93

179

 

Emily Marks

96

93

189

 

Erin Brooks

92

99

191

 

Keri Marsh

96

99

195

CENTER GROVE

 

337

344

681

 

Natalie Dallas

83

86

169

 

Katie Tewell

80

82

162

 

Ashley Keller

86

83

169

 

Katie Jordan

88

93

181

 

Heather Mulvaney

103

107

210

DEKALB

 

367

391

758

 

Vanessa Weimer

86

91

177

 

Cassie Thompson

93

98

191

 

Autumn Bok

99

98

197

 

Jana VerHage

93

104

197

 

Emily Blackwell

95

106

201

 

MARTINSVILLE

 

341

321

662

 

Stephanie Turner

86

74

160

 

Ashlie Rose

80

80

160

 

Carmen Bodine

86

82

168

 

Donya Stipcak

89

86

175

 

Sarah Bires

91

85

176

NOBLESVILLE

 

335

343

678

 

Amber Prange

82

82

164

 

Sally Shonk

75

79

154

 

Julie Tomlinson

89

92

181

 

Katie Irwin

89

90

179

 

Melissa Gaus

98

94

192

PENN

 

356

360

716

 

Lindsey Gordon

82

86

168

 

Alexandra Gennicks

92

90

182

 

Hannah Miles/Megan Smith

100

98

198

 

Lyndsey Portolese

93

94

187

 

Casey North

89

90

179

TWIN LAKES

 

362

366

728

 

Joni Reynolds

82

87

169

 

Dana Thacker

91

85

176

 

Ashley Lods

100

97

197

 

Katy Vogel

94

97

191

 

Abby Richardson

95

99

194

WESTERN

 

364

366

730

 

Kylene Pulley

87

81

168

 

Lynnsey Showers

81

83

164

 

Kelly Maden

94

95

189

 

Allison Mitchell

102

108

210

 

Stephanie Hoppes

102

107

209

ZIONSVILLE

 

367

367

734

 

Ellyn Leonard

79

80

159

 

Emily Hindman

88

86

174

 

Haley Hypes

100

108

208

 

Laura Schlensker

103

98

201

 

Alison White

100

103

203