News From Terre Haute, Indiana

September 9, 2012

Terre Haute South takes third, North fourth at MIC golf

Tom Reck
Tribune-Star Correspondent

PLAINFIELD — Carmel continued its domination of Metropolitan Interscholastic Conference girls golf Saturday at Oak Tree.

The Greyhounds shot 323 to win their 12th straight conference title. Center Grove is the only other school to win a girls golf title, winning one, and finished second with 333.

Terre Haute South shot a solid 347 to take third while Terre Haute North and Ben Davis each shot 378 to round out the top five.

Carmel junior MacKenzie Curtis was medalist with 76. She had three birdies and went 46-40 in her round.

She earned medalist honors for the first time this season and had her second-low score. “My low was 75,” she said.

Maggie Rees of Carmel and Holly Paddock of Center Grove tied for second with 80s and Alexandra Pickens of Terre Haute South had 81 for fourth.

The top seven scores rate all-conference honors.

Pickens went 41-40 in carding her second-low score of the season and had two birdies. “The greens were really fast. I am proud of the team’s finish,” the senior said.

South coach Cara Stuckey also was pleased with the results with the team scores ranging from 90 to 81. Taylor Monroe had 87, Katelynn Gordon 89 and Ali Danielson 90.

“I am really pleased with the performance of the team, shooting 25 shots better than last year with three new players.  Going in, I felt we were the fourth best team. It’s nice to get third,” she said.

“As a team, this  was the best week we have had all year. We worked on our putts and were in the mid-30s today,” she added.

Nicole Anderson led North with 84 to earn all-conference recognition. Anna Potter had 90 for the Patriots.

“Nicole and Anna do what they do. Our young kids are getting good experience. That’s good . . . it should motivate them to work out in the offseason,” said coach Abe Nasser Jr.

North and South both close out the season with Senior Night matches this week and will compete in the Northview Sectional at Forest Park on Saturday.

MIC Championships

Team scores — Carmel 323, Center Grove 333, Terre Haute South 347, Terre Haute North 378, Ben Davis 378, North Central 412, Lawrence North 421, Warren Central 435

Carmel (323) — Maggie Rees 80, Sophie Kelner 80, MacKenzie Curtis 76, Susan Friedlander 89, Catherine Guillot 85

Center Grove (333) — Lauren Clute 84, Holly Paddock 80, Jessica Geitner 84, Marissa Anderson 85, Jean Day 95

Terre Haute South (347) — Alexandra Pickens 81, Ali Danielson 90, Katelynn Gordon 89, Taylor Monroe 87, Taylor Baugh 106

Terre Haute North (378) — Nicole Anderson 84, Anna Potter 90, Alex Bryant 99, Alli Farrington 107, Carson Smith 105

Individual leaders

76 — MacKenzie Curtis (Ca) 36-40

80 — *Maggie Rees (Ca) 39-41, *Holly Paddock (CG) 41-39

81 — *Alexandra Pickens (THS) 41-40

82 — *Sophie Kelner (Ca) 44-38

84 — *Nicole Anderson (THN) 44-40, *Lauren Clute (CG) 44-40,  *Jessica Geiner (CG) 45-39

85 — Catherine Guillot (Ca) 44-41, Marissa Anderson (CG) 85

87 — Taylor Monroe (THS) 48-39

89 — Katelynn Gordon (THS) 46-43, Susan Friedlander (Ca) 43-46

90 — Ali Danielson (THS) 47-43, Anna Potter (THN) 46-44

92 — Emma Purcell (NC) 49-43, Claire Thompson (BD) 50-42

93 — Maddie Lindsay (LN) 50-43

* Denotes All-MIC