BLOOMINGTON – Bedford North Lawrence finished sixth in the Bloomington North Invitational at Cascades during boys high school golf action on Saturday.
The Stars, plagued by penalty strokes, posted a team total of 327 on the course that will host the IHSAA sectional in June. Center Grove won the 15-team event with 311, followed by Westfield (315), Floyd Central (318), Columbus North (318) and Bloomington North (327).
Trevin Hutchinson paced BNL with a 78, although he stumbled over the final two holes with two wayward penalty shots. Jett Jones carded an 80 (despite a triple-bogey on the par-3 ninth hole).
“We didn’t play our best,” BNL coach Jeff Hein said. “Our top three kids hit four balls out of bounds and that really hurt our team score.”
Colton Staggs fired an 83 and Houston Corbin completed the BNL scoring with 86.
“We matched our 155 on the Quarry Course (the front nine) but shot a 172 on the Pine Course,” Hein said. “We get to play it again Tuesday. Hopefully the experience of playing the Pine will help us this week and, more importantly, in the sectional.”
Center Grove’s Luke Beetz was the medalist with 72.
The Stars will return to Cascades to face Bloomington North in an 18-hole match on Tuesday.
BLOOMINGTON NORTH INVITATIONAL
Center Grove 311, Westfield 315, Floyd Central 318, Columbus North 318, Bloomington North 327, BNL 327, Covenant Christian 328, Barr-Reese 333, Seymour 354, TH North 359, New Albany 362, Edgewood 367, Columbus East 371, Perry Meridian 373, Bloomington North B 375
Medalists – Luke Beetz, Center Grove 72; Luke Schneider, Col. North 73; Gabe Lamb, Floyd Central 74
BNL scores – Trevin Hutchinson 78, Jett Jones 80, Colton Staggs 83, Houston Corbin 86, Dylan Endris 91