Eight high school girls golf teams opened the season on Monday at Deer Creek in the Plainfield Invitational.
Zionsville, with an all-senior lineup, repeated as winner of the event with a solid 317 score.
Greenwood was second with 367 and Plainfield took third with 370. Terre Haute South was fourth and Terre Haute North took sixth.
Zionsville counted four scores ranging from 84 to 74. Lucy Stevens was medalist with the 74.
Shelby Johnson of Greenwood was second low with 77 and Morgan Reid of Zionsville third with 79.
North freshman Megan Ramer competed in her first high school match and went 41-40 for an 81 to place fifth. Sophomore Ali Danielson led the Braves with 88, tying for ninth.
“That was a good start for Megan … under the pressure of being in her first match. It’s too early to tell who the rest of our top five will be,” said North coach Abe Nasser Jr.
South coach Cara Stuckey said Monday’s match was a starting point. “It tells us where we need to improve,” she noted.
Both North and South will be in the South Invitational today at Rea Park. Tee times begin at 10 a.m.
South also will be in the Trojan Classic on Saturday at The Legends of Indiana Course. North was to have been in the Roncalli Invitational on Wednesday but the date for that match has been changed to August 31.
Team scores — Zionsville 317, Greenwood 367, Plainfield 370, Terre Haute South 392, Franklin 396, Terre Haute North 400, Bloomington North 401,Westfield 426.
Terre Haute South (392) — Ali Danielson 88, Alexandria Maris 104, Madison Gruenert 112, Taylor Monroe 98, Taylor Baugh 102.
Terre Haute North (400) — Megan Ramer 81, Alex Bryant 105, Carson Smith 114, Alli Farrington 100, Kelli Carney 120.
74 — Lucy Stevens (Z) 35-39
77 — Shelby Johnson (G) 39-38
79 — Morgan Reid (Z) 43-36
80 — Maria Impicciche (Z) 43-37
81 — Megan Ramer (THN) 40-41
84 — Elizabeth Shuler (Z) 41-43
85 — Hannah White (F) 44-41
87 — Siena Corracchini (Z) 43-44
88 — Ali Danielson (THS) 45-43, Nicki Gilbert (P) 44-44
89 — Tori Treash (P) 46-43
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In other prep golf:
• Greencastle 225, Monrovia 227 — The Tiger Cubs won their opener on Monday and will play at the Terre Haute South Invitational today. No individual scores were available.
• Bertoli ranked second — Indianarunner.com has ranked Terre Haute South’s Jackson Bertoli second in the state in its preseason cross country poll.
Bertoli, fourth in the state last year, is ranked behind Zach Panning of Fort Wayne Concordia. The rest of the top five are Clayton Bowie of Southport, the state 3,200-meter champion; Zack Snider of Brebeuf; and Ellis Coon of Warsaw.
As a team, South is ranked sixth and Terre Haute North 28th. The top five are predicted to be Carmel, Columbus North, Brebeuf, Lawrence North and Bloomington South.
No Wabash Valley runners are ranked in the top 25 individually, but Terre Haute North is picked 19th and South 21st. Top five girls teams are expected to be Carmel, Hamilton Southeastern, Franklin Central, West Lafayette and Fishers.
• Gutish fifth — At Los Angeles, Terre Haute North senior Rachel Gutish placed fifth Sunday in women’s endurocross.
Gutish got off to an unfortunate start when a competitor’s foot peg got hooked in Gutish’s wheel. She worked her way from ninth place up to third, only to crash into rocks on the last obstacle before the finish.
Sixth at Los Angeles in 2012, Gutish has two other fifth-place finishes and one seventh-place showing this year in Global X Games competition at Foz do Iguacu, Brazil; Barcelona; and Munich.
She is currently second in points in the American Motorcycle Association’s endurocross series.
• Bland posts win — At Putnamville, Jeff Bland Jr. was one of the feature winners in racing Saturday at Lincoln Park Speedway.
Bland won the main event for sprint cars. Other winners were Brian Hayden, Steve Peeden, Tim Wright and Carlos Bumgardner.
Heat winners — Brian Hayden, Ethan Barrow, Max McGhee.
Feature — Jeff Bland Jr., Hayden, Barrow, McGhee, Keaton Dobbs, Brian Karracker, Jarod Harris, J.T. Snapp, A.J. Francis, Conner Donelson.
Heat winners — Eric Varner, Wes McClara, Randy Shuman.
Feature — Hayden, Paul Bumgardner, Varner, Ryan Thomas, Roger Mills, Kenny Carmichael, Larry Lambert, Dan Lewellen, Jeff Deckard, Aaron Zellers.
UMP super stocks
Heat winners — Steve Peeden, Doug McCullough, Don Duncan, Kenny Carmichael Jr. (B-main).
Feature — Peeden, Roy Bruce Jr., McCullough, Carmichael, Chris Hillman, Carmichael Jr., Scott Carrington, Jake Leitzman, Steve Smiley, Tyler Loughmiller.
Heat winners — Blake Cross, Carlos Bumgardner, Tim Wright, McCullough.
A-main 1 — C.Bumgardner, Damon Harrell, Jordan Almanza, Jack Hatton, James Walters, Jerry Hutto, Megan Cavaness, Kyle Krupa, Lenny Krupa III, Scott Tidwell.
A-main 2 — Wright, Curt Leonard, Josh Presley, Cross, Mike Fisher Jr., Josh Foxworthy, Jeff Beggs, Bob Farris, Ron Smith, Jason Thornburg.