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Three-Peat for Evansville North Girls Golf, Columbus North's Anderson wins Individual Medal
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Second-ranked Evansville North added its third consecutive team championship and Columbus North's Holly Anderson earned the individual title during the 44th Annual IHSAA Girls Golf State Finals at Prairie View Golf Club in Carmel.
Evansville North's top four players all finished within six strokes of each other led by junior Hadley Walts with a 151 who finished tied for seventh overall. She was followed by senior Katelyn Le at 154, sophomore Katelyn Skinner at 156 and senior Brittany Skinner at 157. Freshman Abby Whittington ended at 164 for the Huskies. They were coached by Ken Wempe and joined Martinsville as the only schools to win three consecutive state titles in the sport.
North's team total of 618 was two strokes better than top-ranked Westfield (620) which settled for the runner-up spot for the second straight year. Fourth-ranked Columbus North ended third at 623, followed by No. 5 Zionsville at 638 and No. 3 Carmel at 655.
North's 618, Westfield's 620 and Columbus North's 623 ranked as the third, fourth and fifth best scores ever posted at the state finals. Evansville North entered the weekend red-hot after posting the lowest sectional score in state tournament history with a 290 two weeks ago and following up with a 296, the second-lowest regional score ever posted a week ago.
Columbus North senior Holly Anderson carded a 146 to outbattle Chesterton sophomore Elyse Stasil by two strokes to become the first girl in her school's history to win the state medal. Defending state champion Alexis Miestowski, a junior from Lake Central and Yorktown senior Reece Malapit tied for third at 149.
The rain stayed away from Saturday's final round before letting loose during the post-tournament awards ceremony. Friday's first round endured two rain delays that totaled three hours and two minutes. Play was finally suspended at 7:21 pm ET that evening due to darkness with 11 groups totaling 33 golfers who returned to finish where they left off first thing Saturday morning.
Evansville North's Katelyn Le named Mental Attitude Recipient
At the conclusion of the state finals, Katelyn Le of Evansville North High School was named the winner of the mental attitude award by members of the IHSAA Executive Committee.
She is the daughter of Phil and Kim Le of Evansville. She is undecided on her college choice but intends to study pharmacy.
Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance, the sponsor of 28 IHSAA mental attitude awards, presented $1,000 to North High School's general scholarship fund in the name of Kately Le.
The IHSAA Executive Committee presents the mental attitude award to the outstanding senior participant during the state finals each year dating back to 1973. The recipient of the award, nominated by her principal and coach, was determined to have best demonstrated excellence in mental attitude, scholarship, leadership and athletic ability in girls golf.
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Westfield Repeats as Team Champ; HSE's McAree Wins Medalist Prize
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Players and spectators endured several weather delays but it was second-ranked Westfield and Hamilton Southeastern's Cedric McAree that emerged the champions in the 80th Annual IHSAA Boys Golf State Finals at Prairie View Golf Club in Carmel.
It was the second straight team championship for Westfield and third in the last four years for the Shamrocks and coach Jon Hoover. The team also finished as the state runner-up two seasons ago.
The Shamrocks held a four-stroke lead over second-place Hamilton Southeastern when the final rain delay began at 3:32 pm ET and made that stand up winning by the same margin finishing at 581 (285-296), the fourth-lowest 36-hole score in state finals history.
Westfield's scoring players included senior Johnny Deck who finished third overall with a 141, classmate Thomas Lewis finished tied for fourth at 142 including a 68 on Tuesday, junior Noah Shanteau ended tied for 11th at 147 and sophomore Andrew Lewis tied for 20th at 151. Junior Josh Kehl ended at 176.
Hamilton Southeastern's second place finish under coach David Young was the school's best finish ever at 585. Top-ranked Center Grove placed third at 592, Fort Wayne Bishop Dwenger ended fourth at 605 and Bloomington South was fifth at 611.
Cedric McAree of Hamilton Southeastern led from start to finish and claimed overall medalist honors with a 137 including tying the Prairie View Golf Club course record with a 65 during Tuesday's opening round. He was the first golfer in his school's history to take home the top spot.
Center Grove sophomore Noah Gillard finished as the runner-up two strokes back at 139. After Deck, Nick Osterburg of Perry Meridian tied Lewis for fourth at 142.
Defending state champion Cole Bradley of Harrison (West Lafayette) tied for 11th after a 36-hole total of 147 (72-75).
The event endured two rain delays each day including a five hour, one minute suspension on Tuesday and a three hour, 40 minute stoppage on Wednesday afternoon after which the final eight foursomes were able to finish their rounds.
Muncie Central's Keegan Bronnenberg named Mental Attitude Award winner
At the conclusion of the state finals, Keegan Bronnenberg of Muncie Central High School was selected as the winner of the Fred A. Keesling Mental Attitude Award by members of the IHSAA Executive Committee.
Bronnenberg has been a member of the National Honor Society and Spanish Club at his school while also participating in soccer and serving as manager for the gymnastics team. Academically, he finished with a 3.8 GPA to rank 36th in his class and graduated with an academic and technical honors diploma earlier this month.
He is the son of Mike and Kami Bronnenberg of Muncie and plans to study Marketing while playing golf for Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW).
The Committee presented $1,000 to Muncie Central High School's general scholarship fund in the name of Bronnenberg.
The Committee presents the Fred A. Keesling Award to the outstanding senior participant during the state finals each year dating back to 1971. The recipient of the award, nominated by his principal and coach, was determined to have best demonstrated excellence in mental attitude, scholarship, leadership and athletic ability in boys golf. The award is named after the former long-time state tournament director.
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