Stars finish fifth in Washington Invitational

BNL’s Samantha Biel carded a career-best 90 during the Washington Invitational at Country Oaks.

MONTGOMERY – Sparked by a career-best round from Samantha Biel, Bedford North Lawrence finished fifth in the Washington Invitational at Country Oaks on Saturday.

The Stars carded a team total of 363, 29 strokes better than their season-opening score at Bloomington Country Club. Columbus East won the title with a score of 325, followed by New Albany (344), Gibson Southern (347) and Vincennes Rivet (355) in the 17-team field.

Chloe McFaddin paced BNL with an 86 while Biel posted two birdies and carded 90.

”I’m pretty proud of Sam,” BNL coach Kori Johnston said. “She’s a fun one to watch, she’s always in a good mood whether it’s her best day or worst day. You could definitely tell she was having a good day.

“Chloe hung in there and played a lot more like Chloe. This was a big step forward today. We have a lot more work to do, mainly in putting, but it was a step forward, for sure.”

Kenley Craig shot 91 and Ellie Horton completed the scoring for BNL with 96.

Bloomington South freshmen Melanie Southern was the medalist with a 2-under 70 (on the course that hosts the IHSAA regional). Trinity Dubbs of South Knox fired a 71, while Gibson Southern’s Hillary Humbaugh posted 74 and East’s Harley Gant finished with 75.

BNL will visit Springs Valley on Monday.

Washington Invitational

Team scores

Columbus East 325, New Albany 344, Gibson Southern 347, Vincennes Rivet 355, BNL 363, Bloomington South 363, Evansville Mater Dei 367, TH South 371, Corydon 383, Evansville Memorial 392, North Knox 400, Mt. Vernon 405, Washington 406, North Daviess 409 , Barr-Reeve 410, South Knox 411, Bloomington North 413

BNL – Chloe McFaddin 86, Kenley Craig 91, Ellie Horton 96, Samantha Biel 90, Nora Howat 98