BNL golfers finish second in HHC

EDINBURGH – BNL finished second in the HHC tournament on Monday. Courtesy photo

EDINBURGH – Bedford North Lawrence finished second during the Hoosier Hills Conference tournament at Timbergate on Monday.

The 14th-ranked Stars carded a season-best 327 team score. No.7 Floyd Central fired an impressive 300 to win the championship.

Kenley Craig paced BNL with an 80 that included a birdie on the 10th hole. She was named Honorable Mention All-HHC along with teammates Chloe McFaddin (81) and Kinleigh Root (82).

“Kenley’s ability to make a plan and recover from bad shots is impressive,” BNL coach Kori Johnston said, “and something I hope she passes down to her underclassmen when she graduates.

“Chloe has one of the most impressive mental games I have come across. She had a fantastic front none (1-under 35 with a birdie on the second hole) and then things got a little shaky on us on the back. But she didn’t let it rattle her. The final score wasn’t our best but I couldn’t be more proud of her for never quitting.”

Sammie Nusbaum capped the BNL scoring with a career-best 84 that included a birdie on the 13th hole.

“She played well today and her mental game was dialed in,” Johnston said. “She has improved so much this year and will be a player to watch.”

Floyd’s Paige Giovenco was the medalist with a sensational 5-under 67. She was joined on the All-HHC team by teammates Trinity Bramer (75) and Chloe Cook (77), plus New Albany’s Kaidyn Wardlaw (74) and Columbus East’s Carter Gant (76).

The Stars will host Springs Valley and Brownstown on Thursday at Otis Park, the final regular-season match before the sectional on Saturday.

Hoosier Hills Conference

Team scores

Floyd Central 300, BNL 327, New Albany 354, Columbus East 367, Seymour 384, Jeffersonville 435, Jennings County 450

BNL scores – Chloe McFaddin 81, Kinleigh Root 82, Kenley Craig 80, Ellie Horton 91, Sammie Nusbaum 84