BNL’s Johnston wins her fourth City title

BNL’s Chloe McFaddin celebrates with this girls Junior City trophy, while BNL coach Kori Johnston displays her prize after winning her fourth Ladies City crown on Sunday at Otis Park.

BEDFORD – Bedford North Lawrence girls golf coach Kori Johnston carded another Bedford Ladies City Tournament title on Sunday, firing a 1-over 71 en route to her fourth championship at Otis Park.

Johnston jumpstarted her second round with an eagle on the par-5 fifth while completing 36 holes at 1-over 145. She added to her City trophy collection (2011, 2013 and 2018) with her first victory in five years, and she finished 10 shots ahead of runner-up and defending champion Brooklyn Cromwell.

With assistance from her caddy (brother Kole Jacobsen) on the greens, Johnston recorded three birdies (holes 6 and 9 while firing a hot 34 on the front nine, followed by a final birdie on 17) to go with the eagle and offset four bogeys.

Jett Jones

“It felt great to get another win,” Johnston said. “My driver was on fire this weekend and I was hitting it further than I ever have before. However, my short game was really letting me down. I had a lot of three-putts the first round, and even drove the green on 12 then four-putted for a bogey.

“Honestly my caddy deserved a raise this weekend. I was struggling on the greens until he stepped in and helped me read them. It really improved my putting for Day 2, and helped me capitalize on my good drives. I don’t think I would’ve shot what I did today without him.”

In the other divisions, BNL’s Chloe McFaddin won the girls Junior City again with rounds of 85-82, edging Darian Lafferty by four shots. Jett Jones won the boys Junior with scores of 80-80, clipping former BNL teammate Colton Staggs by one stroke to defend his title.

Former BNL standout J.T. Bellush won the Senior City, posting rounds of 75-72 for a one-shot victory over Craig Reiner in the Championship Flight.