HENRYVILLE – Olivia Sanders shot a season-best 75 as No.19 Bedford North Lawrence finished third in the Providence Invitational at Champions Pointe on Saturday afternoon.
The Stars fired a team total of 339. No.2 Evansville North carded a spectacular total of 9-under 271 to win the event by 44 strokes as No.10 Floyd Central was second in the 13-team field.
Sanders posted three birdies (the course was shortened to par-70, two shots off its normal setup), taming the third, fourth and 12th holes. She shot an even-par 37 on the front nine and faltered with a double-bogey on 14.
“I hit everything pretty smooth,” Sanders said. “I didn’t rush my swing, and that helped a lot. I just wanted to play the best I can.”
Addyson Bailey birdied the fourth hole on her way to 82, and Ashley Chase also birdied the fourth while finishing with 86. Chloe McFaddin capped the BNL scoring with 96, and Kennedy Blair added a 101.
“That’s not a glamorous number,” BNL coach Aaron Sanders said of the team conclusion. “We haven’t put it all together yet. Olivia had a good day, but the others struggled a little bit. We’re not doing anything consistently, but I didn’t see many bad shots. I saw smart play. We just want to get it put together by the end of the season.”
The Huskies, who tore up the course and lapped the field without top player Faith Johnson, were paced by Chloe Johnson, who was medalist with a phenomenal round of 6-under 64.
The Stars will visit New Albany on Monday.
Evansville North 271, Floyd Central 315, BNL 339, New Albany 351, Madison 393, Mercy Academy 402, Jennings County 414, Scottsburg 419, Seymour 422, Brownstown 425, Providence 432, North Harrison 499, Salem NS
BNL – Olivia Sanders 75, Addyson Bailey 82, Ashley Chase 86, Chloe McFaddin 96, Kennedy Blair 101