Terre Haute North and South joined Northview in a girls high school golf sectional preview Thursday at Forest Park.
Four strokes separated the three teams that will be the top three seeds in the sectional to be played at Forest Park next month. Northview won with 178 followed by South with 180 and North with 182.
Northview junior Keirsten Mikesell was medalist with 41. Teammate Karlie Atkinson and Megan Ramer of North were next with 42s. Madison Gruenert of South was fourth with a career-best 43 while Ali Danielson and Taylor Baugh of South each carded 44 — also a career best for Baugh.
North outscored Northview 269-286. Kelli Carney of North was medalist with 49. Emily LaGrange of North and Shaylyn Ehrlich of Northview each had 50.
The Knights are 8-1 in nine-hole matches. They lost to South and defeated North in close matches last week.
The teams played Thursday’s match on the back nine in warm, humid conditions.
“The back nine is tougher,” said Northview coach Bob Treash. “Those were good scores.
“It was exciting for me to watch the players. We had a chance to work on some things in pratice this week after playing five matches last week.”
“I am pleased with our scores and proud our No. 4 and No. 3 players [Gruenert and Baugh] had personal bests,” said South coach Cara Stuckey.
“I am happy. You can see by the scores that we have several girls competing for the top spots. It will be interesting to see how it turns out,” said North coach Abe Nasser Jr.
North and South both will be back in action Saturday, competing in the Roncalli Invitational at Smock Golf Club, site of the regional.
North competed in just its second nine-hole match, but action will pick up for the Patriots next week with four matches including the county match Thursday.
Northview goes against Cascade on Tuesday at Forest Park.
Northview 178, T.H. South 180, T.H. North 182
Northview (178) — Keirsten Mikesell 41, Karlie Atkinson 42, Kenzie Mager 47, Faith Wells 51, Jensen Swaim 48, Gabby Noel 52.
Terre Haute South (180) — Ali Danielson 44, Alexandria Maris 49, Taylor Monroe 51, Taylor Baugh 44, Madison Gruenert 43, Hayley Hayhurst 56.
Terre Haute North (182) — Megan Ramer 42, Alex Bryant 49, Carson Smith 45, Alli Farrington 50, Emily Wright 54, Mia Ponsot 46.
JV — Terre Haute North 269 (Kelli Carney 49, Emily LaGrange 50, Delaney Cox 52), Northview 286 (Shaylyn Ehrlich 50, Aimee Treash 55, Rosie Jolliff 57). Terre Haute South — Paige Ennen 53.
Next — South (5-1) and North (0-3) will be in the Roncalli Invitational on Saturday at Smock Golf Club. Northview (8-1) plays Cascade on Tuesday at Forest Park.