54 TEAMS QUALIFY FOR REGIONAL COMPETITION
A field of 54 teams, led by defending state champion and top-ranked Martinsville, has qualified for the regional round of the 25th Annual IHSAA Girls Golf Tournament. Regional play will be conducted at six sites Saturday (Sept. 27).
Martinsville and No. 2-ranked Franklin set the sectional pace across the state with team scores of 326. Martinsville won the Bloomington North Sectional at Cascades Golf Course by 20 strokes over Bloomington North, while Franklin captured the Franklin Sectional at the Legends of Indiana by 23 strokes over Columbus North. Martinsville advanced to the Bedford North Lawrence Regional, while Franklin will host the Franklin Regional at the Legends of Indiana.
Martinsville was led by senior Kristen Bodine's 78. The Artesians played without sophomore Leigh Anne Hardin, the state runner-up in 1996. Hardin is playing in the Junior Ryder Cup matches this week in Spain and also will not play in the regional.
Individually, the state's top sectional score was posted by Ashley Prange of Harrison (West Lafayette) with a three-under-par 72 in winning the Lafayette Jefferson Sectional at Lafayette Municipal G.C. Three of the four lowest sectional scores in the state were shot at Lafayette, with Ashley Lowery of Harrison (West Lafayette) and Mary Lidester of Lafayette Jefferson coming in at 75 behind Prange. Krista Dillman of Richmond had the state's second-lowest score with a 74 in winning the Richmond Sectional at Highland Lake G.C.
The top three teams in each of the six regionals will advance to the 1997 IHSAA Girls Golf State Finals Oct. 4 at Prestwick Country Club in Avon. Also qualifying for the state finals will be the top three individuals from non-advancing teams at each regional site.
All of the defending regional champions advanced through sectional play. They are: Martinsville at Bedford North Lawrence, Franklin at Franklin, Carmel at Greenfield-Central, Fort Wayne Dwenger at Huntington North, Northwestern at Lafayette Jefferson, and Goshen at LaPorte.
The state finals will be contested Oct. 4 and Oct. 11 with 18 holes each day at the Prestwick Country Club in Avon. Tee times each day will begin at 8 a.m. The low nine teams and any other team within 20 strokes of the lead after the first round on Oct. 4 will return for the second round Oct. 11. Individually, the low nine players -- excluding any who advance with their team -- and any other players within six strokes of the individual lead after the first round will advance to the second round Oct. 11.
Top three teams, top three individuals from non-qualifying teams advance to the state finals Oct. 4 at Prestwick Country Club, Avon
BEDFORD (Otis Park, 10 a.m.) -- Bloomington North, Bloomington South, Evansville Mater Dei, Evansville North, Jasper, Jennings County, Madison, Martinsville, Seymour.
FRANKLIN (Legends of Indiana, 10 a.m.) -- Batesville, Center Grove, Columbus North, Franklin, Greensburg, Indianapolis Cathedral, Lawrence Central, Roncalli, South Dearborn.
GREENFIELD-CENTRAL (Greenfield C.C., 11 a.m. ) -- Anderson, Anderson Highland, Carmel, New Castle, Noblesville, Richmond, Taylor, Winchester Community, Yorktown.
HUNTINGTON NORTH (Norwood G.C., 9:30 a.m.) -- Blackford, Columbia City, East Noble, Fort Wayne Concordia, Fort Wayne Dwenger, Fort Wayne Snider, Huntington North, Marion, Warsaw.
LAFAYETTE JEFFERSON (Lafayette Municipal, 10 a.m. ) -- Brebeuf, Danville, Harrison (West Lafayette), Lafayette Jefferson, Lebanon, Logansport, Northwestern, Pike, Twin Lakes.
LAPORTE (Beechwood G.C. , 9 a.m. ) -- Andrean, Concord, Goshen, Kankakee Valley, Lake Central, Michigan City Marquette, Penn, Portage, Valparaiso.
ANDERSON HIGHLAND (Yule G.C.) -- Advancing teams: Anderson 369, Anderson Highland 385, Yorktown 410. Medalists: Andrea Duc, Daleville, 81; Lesley Gindhart, Anderson Highland, 83; Mandy Puckett, Monroe Central, 85. Advancing individuals: Andrea Duc, Daleville, 81; Mandy Puckett, Monroe Central, 85; Sharona Shinnock, Muncie Central, 87.
AVON (Deer Creek G.C.) -- Advancing teams: Brebeuf 415, Pike 421, Danville 423. Medalists: Kathy Wunder, Brebeuf, 86; Courtney Tate, Brownsburg, 89; Jessica Henry, Park Tudor, 90. Advancing individuals: Courtney Tate, Brownsburg, 89; Jessica Henry, Park Tudor, 90; Corey Pike, Speedway, 99.
BLOOMINGTON NORTH (Cascades G.C.) -- Advancing teams: Martinsville 326, Bloomington North 346, Bloomington South 368. Medalists: Kristen Bodine, Martinsville, 78; Cara Stuckey, Terre Haute South, 79; Erin Roe, Martinsville, 81. Advancing individuals: Cara Stuckey, Terre Haute South, 79; Jennifer Turner, Terre Haute North, 89; Caira Allen, Cloverdale, 93.
CARROLL, Fort Wayne (Deer Track G.C.) -- Advancing teams: Fort Wayne Dwenger 342, Fort Wayne Snider 351, Fort Wayne Concordia 357. Medalists: *Jennifer Schriefer, Carroll (Fort Wayne) 81; Alice Cockrum, Fort Wayne Snider, 81; Lauren Gant, Fort Wayne Dwenger, 82. Advancing individuals: Jennifer Schriefer, Carroll (Fort Wayne); ***Rebecca Rogers, Homestead, 82; Tara Rehrer, DeKalb, 88.
EVANSVILLE NORTH (Fendrich G.C.) -- Advancing teams: Evansville Mater Dei 341, Jasper 359, Evansville North 381. Medalists: Emily Case, Evansville Day, 76; Andrea Warner, Evansville Mater Dei, 79; Meg Liffick, Evansville Mater Dei, 82. Advancing individuals: Emily Case, Evansville Day, 76; Wendy Kramer, Evansville Harrison, 83; Jennifer Bruce, Castle, 86.
FRANKLIN (Legends of Indiana) -- Advancing teams: Franklin 326, Columbus North 349, Center Grove 351. Medalists: Ambry Bishop, Franklin, 76; Crystal Anglea, Center Grove, 77; Carrie Dougherty, Franklin, 82. Advancing individuals: Oliva Ash, Shelbyville, 85; Lora Spilker, Southport, 86; Melissa Hennig, Columbus East, 93.
GREENSBURG (Greensburg C.C.) -- Advancing teams: Greensburg 364, Batesville 365, South Dearborn 389. Medalists: Beth Lahni, East Central, 80; Kristy Herndon, Greensburg, 81; Ryan Slayback, South Dearborn, 81. Advancing individuals: Beth Lahni, East Central, 80; Brooke Shouse, North Decatur, 85; ***Stephanie Hileman, South Decatur, 91.
HUNTINGTON NORTH (Norwood G.C.) -- Advancing teams: Marion 358, Huntington North 360, Blackford 379. Medalists: *Abby Powell, Marin, 79; Abby Wall, Blackford, 79; Carrie Fields, Huntington North, 80, Emily Minnich, South Adams, 80. Advancing individuals: Emily Minnich, South Adams, 80; Brook Klejnot, New Haven, 93; Tessa Cloud, Bellmont, 96.
KANKAKEE VALLEY (Sandy Pines G.C.) -- Advancing teams: Lake Central 355, Andrean 372, Kankakee Valley 381. Medalists: Hilary Toyias, Lake Central, 81; Lauren Schafer, Andrean, 85; Amanda Cerjeski, Boone Grove, 85. Advancing individuals: Amanda Cerjeski, Boone Grove, 85; Jennifer Knutson, North Newton, 86; Nikki Hays, Crown Point, 88.
LAFAYETTE JEFFERSON (Lafayette Municipal) -- Advancing teams: Lafayette Jefferson 334, Harrison (West Lafayette) 354, Lebanon 399. Medalists: Ashley Prange, Harrison (West Lafayette), 72; Ashley Lowery, Harrison (West Lafayette), 75; Mary Lidester, Lafayette Jefferson 75. Advancing individuals: Elizabeth Wynson, Frankfort, 86; Ashley Greenwood, Benton Central, 90; Kayla Calvert, McCutcheon, 91.
LAWRENCE NORTH (Old Oakland G.C.) -- Advancing teams: Indianapolis Cathedral 365, Lawrence Central 382, Roncalli 394. Medalists: Danah Ford, Lawrence Central, 80, Emily Kuhfeld, Indianapolis Cathedral, 82; Kelly Bego, Indianapolis Cathedral, 90. Advancing individuals: Roseanne Hennessey, North Central (Indianapolis), 95; Kari Piepenbrink, Indianapolis Lutheran, 96; Melissa Sawicki, Warren Central, 98.
LOGANSPORT (Dykeman Municipal) -- Advancing teams: Northwestern 369, Logansport 370, Twin Lakes 387. Medalists: Kim Pennycoff, Northwestern, 84; Sarah Reep, Northwestern, 85; Courtney Bannon, Logansport, 86. Advancing individuals: Christiana Pugh, Winamac, 96; Christi Klepinger, Maconaquah, 99; Lisa Bonnell, Winamac, 100.
PENN (Juday Creek G.C.) -- Advancing teams: Goshen 376, Penn 382, Concord 417. Medalists: Jackie Potter, Penn, 88; Lisa Robertson, Goshen, 91; Erin Sample, Goshen, 92. Advancing individuals: Alma Velayn, Culver Academy, 96; Meri Gilley, Culver Academy, 97; Melissa Pauwels, Mishawaka Marian, 98.
RICHMOND (Highland Lake G.C.) -- Advancing teams: New Castle 364, Winchester Community 371, Richmond 378. Medalists: Krista Dillman, Richmond, 74; Erin Dickey, New Castle, 80; Valerie Smith, Winchester Community, 83. Individuals advancing: Charlene Frasur, Union County, 88; Lauren Mazur, Greenfield-Central, 91; Meagan Evens, Greenfield-Central, 94.
SEYMOUR (Seymour Elks G.C.) -- Advancing teams: Madison 357, Jennings County 366, Seymour 376. Medalists: Missy Ballew, Graceland Christian, 80; Adrienne Graessle, Seymour, 84; Stacy Torwelle, Jennings County, 84. Advancing individuals: Missy Ballew, Graceland Christian, 80; Kristi Laskowski, Madison Shawe, 87; Courtney Koetter, Providence, 87.
TIPTON (Tipton Municipal) -- Advancing teams: Carmel 352, Noblesville 383, Taylor 390. Medalists: *Ashley Welch, Carmel, 84; Morgan O'Banion, Carmel, 84; Tracy Myers, Hamilton Southeastern, 85. Advancing individuals: Tracy Myers, Hamilton Southeastern, 85; Lauren Lesher, Kokomo, 90; Jennifer Gross, Wes-Del, 98.
VALPARAISO (Forest Park G.C.) -- Advancing teams: Valparaiso 371, Michigan City Marquette 386, Portage 400. Medalists: Jenny LaRocco, Michigan City Marquette, 87; Christine Sukovich, Valparaiso, 89; Cara Wierzbinski, Munster, 90; Erin Egnatz, Munster, 90. Advancing individuals: Cara Wierzbinski, Munster, 90; Erin Egnatz, Munster, 90; Courtney Strick, New Prairie, 91.
WARSAW (Rozella Ford G.C.) -- Advancing teams: East Noble 411, Warsaw 414, Columbia City 431. Medalists: Kari Wortinger, Wawasee, 84; Ashley Cooper, Warsaw, 93; Janessa Mast, East Noble, 93. Advancing individuals: Kari Wortinger, Wawasee, 84; Katie Parker, Manchester, 99; Dorey Bungitak, Manchester, 103.
*Won medalist in playoff.
**Won team tiebreaker with fifth-place individual's score.
***Won tiebreaker to advance as an individual.
TOP TEAM SCORES
Franklin 326 Martinsville 326 Lafayette Jefferson 334 Evansville Mater Dei 341 Fort Wayne Dwenger 342 Bloomington North 346 Columbus North 349 Center Grove 351 Fort Wayne Snider 351 Carmel 352 Harrison (West Lafayette) 354 Lake Central 355 Fort Wayne Concordia 357 Madison 357 Marion 358 DeKalb 359* Jasper 359 Huntington North 360 Greensburg 364 New Castle 364 Batesville 365 Indianapolis Cathedral 365 Jennings County 366 Bloomington South 368 Anderson 369 Northwestern 369 Logansport 370 Valparaiso 371 Winchester Community 371
*Did not qualify for regional
TOP INDIVIDUAL SCORES
Ashley Prange, Harrison (West 72 Lafayette) Krista Dillman, Richmond 74 Ashley Lowery, Harrison (West 75 Lafayette) Mary Lidester, Lafayette 75 Jefferson Ambry Bishop, Franklin 76 Emily Case, Evansville Day 76 Crystal Anglea, Center Grove 77 Kristen Bodine, Martinsville 78 Abby Powell, Marion 79 Cara Stuckey, Terre Haute 79 South Abby Wall, Blackford 79 Andrea Werner, Evansville 79 Mater Dei Missy Ballew, Graceland 80 Christian Erin Dickey, New Castle 80 Carrie Fields, Huntington 80 North Danah Ford, Lawrence Central 80 Beth Lahni, East Central 80 Emily Minnich, South Adams 80 Andrea Duc, Daleville 81 Kristy Herndon, Greensburg 81 Alice Cockrum, Fort Wayne 81 Snider Jennifer Schriefer, Carroll 81 (Fort Wayne) Ryan Slayback, South Dearborn 81 Erin Roe, Martinsville 81