(CORYDON) – Bedford North Lawrence posted its best team score of the season while finishing second in the Floyd Central Invitational at Old Capital Golf Club on Saturday afternoon.
The Stars, paced by Olivia Sanders with a 6-over 77, carded 349. The Highlanders won their own event (played on the course that hosts the area sectional) with a total of 338.
Sanders tied for medalist honors but lost a one-hole playoff to Floyd’s Sophie Cook. Ashley Chase fired a career-best 80 to finish third overall.
“It was a pretty good day,” BNL coach Aaron Sanders said. “We had a couple of really solid scores.”
Sanders – playing a course no one on the team had seen before – had birdies on the 12th and 15th holes while playing the back nine in 1-over 36. She fell short in the playoff with a bogey on the extra hole.
“I don’t think she made anything over a bogey,” Sanders said. “She’s been real steady off the tee, playing smarter. She doesn’t hit a lot of drivers, she just kept the ball in play, played with more maturity.”
Chase had three birdies (holes 2, 3 and 10).
“That’s always fun,” Sanders said. “She putted well, and that’s where we need her. She knew she was due today. She just played with some confidence.”
Addyson Bailey added an 87 and Kennedy Blair totaled 105 to cap BNL’s scoring.
The Stars will host Edgewood on Monday at Otis Park.
Floyd Central Invitational
Floyd Central 338, BNL 349, Columbus East 370. New Albany 403, Madison 422, Corydon 424, Providence 424
BNL scores – Addyson Bailey 87, Olivia Sanders 77, Ashley Chase 80, Samantha Biel 112, Kennedy Blair 105