Stars Finish 6th at Smock

BNL’s Ashley Chase shot 82 to pace the Stars in the Franklin Central Invitational on Saturday.

(INDIANAPOLIS) – Bedford North Lawrence finished sixth in a star-studded field during the Franklin Central Invitational at Smock Golf Course on Saturday afternoon.

The Stars fired a team total of 348. No.2 Homestead won the 16-team event with 297, followed by No.3 Zionsville (302) and co-No.3 Westfield (315). No.7 Center Grove was fourth with 328.

Ashley Chase paced BNL with an 82 while Olivia Sanders and Addyson Bailey added 84s.

“You look at that score and it stacked up pretty well against ranked teams, BNL coach Aaron Sanders said. “It’s respectable.”

Chase carded a birdie on the fifth hole, Sanders added a birdie on No.2, and Bailey birdied No.10. But the Stars also allowed some “other” numbers to dot the scorecards.

“It would have been nice to have them play a little better, but we had too many big numbers on holes we shouldn’t make them on,” Sanders said. “It was unacceptable and we have to clean that stuff up. Everybody hit the ball decent, we just can’t allow the big numbers to creep in there.”

Homestead’s Madison Dabagia was the medalist with a 2-under 70, Zionsville’s Abby Thielbar fired a 71, and Westfield’s Jocelyn Bunch posted 72.

BNL will compete in the Hoosier Hills Conference Tournament at Sunrise in Madison on Monday.

Franklin Central Invitational

Smock Golf Course

Team scores

Homestead 297, Zionsville 302, Westfield 315, Center Grove 328, Perry Meridian 341, BNL 348, Brownsburg 351, Southport 377, TH South 381, Roncalli 392, Avon 408, Lawrence Central 422, Lawrence North 428, Franklin Central 445, Mooresville 454, Ben Davis 495

BNL – Olivia Sanders 84, Addyson Bailey 84, Ashley Chase 82, Kennedy Blair 98, Daphney Sproles 112