BNL wins Washington Invitational title

MONTGOMERY – BNL golfers celebrate after winning the hardware in the Washington Invitational at Country Oaks on Saturday.
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MONTGOMERY – Bedford North Lawrence added more hardware to its trophy case, winning the Washington Invitational at Country Oaks during girls high school golf action on Saturday afternoon.

The Stars survived a six-hour round in the heat and humidity to post a team score of 335 (on the course that will host the IHSAA regional) and claim the crown by six shots over Hoosier Hills Conference rival New Albany. Corydon was third in the 20-team field with 358.

Chloe McFaddin paced the Stars with 78 while Kenley Craig carded an 80.

“Chloe continues to perform for us,” BNL coach Kori Johnston said. “She’s a strong player and is reaping the benefits of the work she put in this summer. Kenley played much more like herself today. She hit the ball well and was confident in her shots. We’ve got a little work to do on putting but overall a great round.“

BNL freshman Kinleigh Root posted 88 and Ellie Horton completed the team scoring with 89.

“So proud of the girls today,” Johnston said. “It was a long six-hour round in the heat and a little rain, but they stayed focused and got it done. I’m excited to see them post good numbers at our regional course. It gives us good vibes looking ahead to the postseason.”

Bloomington South’s Melanie Southern and Corydon’s Emma Rowland shared medalist honors with 75s.

The Stars will return to action on Tuesday, facing Corydon and Springs Valley in French Lick.


Team scores

Bedford NL 335, New Albany 341, Corydon 358, Evansville Memorial 359, Terre Haute South 362, Columbus East 368, Gibson Southern 377, Barr-Reeve 384, Terre Haute North 395, Bloomington South 397, Evansville Mater Dei 400, Castle 403, South Knox 404, Bloomington North 416, Mt. Vernon 423, Springs Valley 425, North Daviess 426, Evansville North 431, Evansville Central 506, Tecumseh 525

BNL scores – Chloe McFaddin 78, Kinleigh Root 88, Ellie Horton 89, Kenley Craig 80, Nora Howat 96