Sizzling Stars match school record while blitzing back nine at Otis Park

BNL’s Kinleigh Root launches a tee shot on the 10th hole on Thursday. Root carded a 2-over 37 as the Stars matched the nine-hole team scoring record on the back nine at Otis Park.

By Justin Sokeland

BEDFORD – Bedford North Lawrence coach Kori Johnston never lost faith in her team’s talent and potential for low numbers. The Stars proved her correct.

BNL matched the school record for a nine-hole team score, blitzing the back nine at Otis Park for a sizzling 153 while posting a runaway win over Brownstown (192) on Thursday afternoon. The 14th-ranked Stars equaled the score posted by the 2018 squad at Buffalo Trace.

“I’m incredibly proud of the team,” Johnston said. “We finally played like ourselves.”

Rather than depend on a super score to go low, BNL was a model of consistency throughout the lineup. Chloe McFaddin (who birdied the par-5 17th) and Kinleigh Root carded two-over 37s, and Kenley Craig (with birdies on the par-3 10th and par-4 11th) fired a 38. Ellie Horton capped the BNL scoring with a solid 41.

“They all played with so much confidence and just flat out got it done,” Johnston said. “They have so much talent and potential, and tonight they proved it. That feels great going into the conference on Monday.”

BNL’s Chloe McFaddin strokes a putt on the 18th green. McFaddin posted a 37 on the back nine.

BNL will compete in the Hoosier Hills Conference tournament on Monday at Timbergate.

BNL 153, Brownstown 192, BNL B 214

BNL – Chloe McFaddin 37, Kinleigh Root 37, Kenley Craig 38, Ellie Horton 41, Sammie Nusbaum 43

Brownstown – Gracie Reynolds 44, Megan Vondielingen 51, Chloe Lingenfelter 51, Abby Schroer 49, Jayla Cloofelder 48

BNL B – Jaylee Huffman 56, Jasmine Nguyen 47, Kaedyn Canada 51, Madi Crane 60, Jayla Brewer 60

Trinity Lutheran – Allie Schocke 55