HENRYVILLE – Bedford North Lawrence finished sixth in the loaded 16-team field during the Providence Invitational at Champions Pointe on Saturday.
The Stars carded a team total of 330. No.3 Center Grove, with all five players shooting 74 or lower, posted an impressive 292 on the course that will host the IHSAA regional. No.10 Silver Creek was second with 300, followed by No.7 Bloomington South (304), No.11 Columbus North (316) and No.15 Floyd Central (327).
Colten Girgis paced BNL with a 78. Trevin Hutchinson carded 82, Camden Andrick fired an 84, and Ramzi Girgis capped the team scoring with 86.
“I feel like we had a respectable score for the first time to see the course,” BNL coach Mike Wright said. “It’s the regional course, kind of a big course. We had a lot of penalties, 16 between the five of them. There are places you can miss there and places you don’t want to go. We found a lot of those places.
”It’s not the improvement we have had, but it’s not the course we’ve been playing. I think we can do really well on these greens if we get more practice on them. Everyone had a good nine with a 40 or lower, so it’s a matter of having a couple of those. It’s mostly course knowledge. We’ll try to get a couple of more practice rounds here before the regional.”
Silver Creek’s Carter Smith was the medalist with a sensational 4-under 68, while teammate Cody Coleman posted a 71. Other scoring leaders included South’s Happy Gilmore (72) and Center Grove’s Sam Hord (72).
BNL will return to action on Wednesday at Shelbyville.
Center Grove 292, Silver Creek 300, Bloomington South 304, Columbus North 316, Floyd Central 327, BNL 330, Bloomington North 332, Borden 339, Madison 345, Evansville Mater Dei 348, Jasper 351, New Albany 354, Henryville 366, Columbus East 366, Providence 388, Providence B 434
BNL – Colten Girgis 78, Trevin Hutchinson 82, Jett Jones 92, Camden Andrick 84, Ramzi Girgis 86