BEDFORD – Chloe McFaddin carded an even-par 37 as No.17 Bedford North Lawrence completed the regular season with victories over Springs Valley and Brownstown during girls high school golf action on Thursday at Otis Park.
McFaddin posted two birdies (on the sixth and ninth holes) to offset two bogeys on the front nine, powering the Stars to a team total of 178 and a win on Senior Night for lone upperclassman Nora Howat. The Blackhawks finished second with 206, while the Braves carded 217.
“Chloe played well again tonight,” BNL coach Kori Johnston said. “Nora had a little bit of a rough start (and finished with a 49). She had a little bit of a gallery following her for Senior Night, so there may have been some nerves.
“We still have some scores that are higher than they should be, so we’ll have to work out the kinks tomorrow before we play Saturday.”
Kinleigh Root posted 45, while Ellie Horton and Kenley Craig completed the team scoring with 48s.
Mia Cruz paced Valley with a 45.
The Stars will host the IHSAA sectional on Saturday. BNL has won nine straight sectional titles (Twin Lakes owns the state record with 14 in a row from 1998-2011) and 16 total.
“I feel like there is always a little pressure to get the win, especially with it being the big number 10 this year,” Johnston said. “I believe if we come out and play golf the way we know how to play, we will be taking home the hardware.”
The top three teams and top three individuals who are not members of qualifying teams will advance to the regional at Country Oaks on Sept. 24.
BNL 178, SPRINGS VALLEY 206, BROWNSTOWN 217
BNL – Chloe McFaddin 37, Ellie Horton 48, Kenley Craig 48, Kinleigh Root 45, Nora Howat 49, Bella Landstrom 54
Springs Valley – Mia Cruz 45, Macy Hall 47, Dallas Hendrix 54, Karmen Hall 60, Logan Watts 68
Brownstown – Gracie Reynolds 50, Emma Hughbanks 53, Abby Schroer 55, Megan VonDielingen 59, Jayden Clodfelder 66