LEBANON – Playing short on a long golf course, No.18 Bedford North Lawrence suffered through a long day during the Hall of Fame Classic at the Trophy Club.
The Stars, minus senior Olivia Sanders, posted a team score of 406 And finished 19th in the 21-team field on Saturday afternoon. Sanders went home with an illness.
Addyson Bailey paced BNL with a 94 that included a birdie on the 16th hole and five pars (on a course no one on the squad had seen) on a layout that was stretched over 6,000 yards. Chloe McFaddin (five pars) carded 98, Ashley Chase (four pars) added 99, and Kennedy Blair completed the scoring with 115.
No.2 Evansville North won the team title with 307. No.1 Carmel was second with 313 and No.3 Westfield was third with 324. The field included the top 10 in the latest state poll and 17 of the top 20.
”We had never seen the course, and the big thing was the length,” BNL coach Aaron Sanders said. “That was very unusual for a tournament, and the course was soft. It was tough for everyone. Scores that I saw from other teams were pretty high.
“I was proud of our girls for hanging in there all day. We brought some of the bad stuff on ourselves and didn’t play well, but our attitude stayed pretty good and they fought it all day.
“This will make a better player and person in the end. It’s a six-hour round, and we weren’t used to that yardage. It’s a learning experience.”
BNL will return to Otis Park to host Seymour on Tuesday.
Hall of Fame Classic
Evansville North 307, Carmel 313, Westfield 324, Center Grove 327, Homestead 328, Columbus North 339, Noblesville 339, Franklin 349, Hamilton SE 354, Castle 359, Crown Point 360, NorthWood 361, Zionsville 362, Brownsburg 371, Guerin Catholic 384, Western 387, Tipton 396, Perry Meridian 403, BNL 406, Vincennes Rivet 413, North Newton 438
BNL – Addyson Bailey 94, Ashley Chase 99, Chloe McFaddin 98, Kennedy Blair 115