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GIRLS GOLF: BNL finishes third at Seymour

Kennedy Holtsclaw

Kennedy Holtsclaw

Alaina McFadden

Alaina McFadden

Seymour’s DeHaven

earns medalist honors

with sensational 65

SEYMOUR – Bedford North Lawrence finished third in the five-team Seymour Invitational at Shadowood Golf Course on Wednesday afternoon.

No.14 Floyd Central dominated the event with a team total of 318, beating Madison by 37 strokes. BNL totaled 374, followed by Seymour (396) and Brownstown (425).

Paxton DeHaven

Paxton DeHaven

Seymour’s Paxton DeHaven was the individual star. She fired a school-record 65 (7-under) to earm medalist honors.

BNL’s scores were far more typical and normal. Kennedy Holtsclaw carded an 81, Alaina McFadden added a 91 and Megan Cheek finished with 97.

“This isn’t the start I envisioned for this team,” BNL coach Aaron Sanders said. “It was very similar to Tuesday (in the BNL Invitational). We hit a lot of great shots and then have a hole sneak up and bite us. But we have some hard working kids and I’m confident we’ll get it going in the right direction.”

DeHaven was 10 shots clear of her closest competition. Floyd Central’s Eliza Hudson and Madison’s Amanda Detmer posted 75s.

Bailee Gilmore completed BNL’s scoring with 105.

“It seems like they all have different issues right now,” Sanders said. “We’ve got a couple of days to figure it out before we head to The Legends. It’s going to be a great field so we have to be ready.”

 

Team scores

Floyd Central 318, Madison 355, Bedford North Lawrence 374, Seymour 396, Brownstown 425

Individual scores

Floyd Central: Hudson 75, Hartlage 81, Stanley 80, Dankavich 82, Garrett 93

Madison: Detmer 75, Holt 78, Velasco 97, Johnson 105, Dean 114

BNL: Holtsclaw 81, McFadden 91, Cheek 97, Gilmore 105, Duncan 116

Seymour: DeHaven 65, Sutton 95, Clark 113, Krumme 123, Axsom 126

Brownstown: Stevens 97, Hattabaugh 104, Tormoehlen 117, Collins 109, Chastain 115

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GIRLS GOLF: Stars finish second in Invite at Otis

BNL's Kennedy Holtsclaw cracks a tee shot on the 16th hole at Otis Park. Holtsclaw shot an 82 to lead the Stars to second place in their annual Invitational.

BNL’s Kennedy Holtsclaw cracks a tee shot on the 16th hole at Otis Park. Holtsclaw shot an 82 to lead the Stars to second place in their annual Invitational.

Madison wins event

while South’s Otter

was medalist with 76

By Kyle Sokeland

TheHHCSports.com

The first golf tournament of the season brings excitement and nerves for every golfer, whether they are seniors or freshman.

Unfortunately for the Bedford North Lawrence golf team, the first invitational of the year did not also include a victory.

Video: BNL highlights from annual Invite

The Madison Cubs won the BNL Invitational at Otis Park on Tuesday with a score of 359. BNL was a distant second with a 378.

Bloomington South’s Cherise Otter earned medalist honors with a 4-over 76, narrowly edging out Seymour’s Paxton DeHaven, who shot a 77.

While the final outcome may have been a disappointment, the Stars certainly did not back away from the competition.

BNL'a Alaina McFadden sinks a putt on the 13th green at Otis Park. McFadden posted a 90 on Tuesday afternoon.

BNL’a Alaina McFadden sinks a putt on the 13th green at Otis Park. McFadden posted a 90 on Tuesday afternoon.

“I’m a little disappointed, we could have played a lot better as a team,” BNL coach Aaron Sanders said. “I thought the freshmen played pretty well considering they both had a couple of bad holes, but they held it together all day long.”

The Stars were led on the day by junior Kennedy Holtsclaw, who shot an 82 and finished fourth individually.

“I was hitting my driver pretty well but I was struggling with my birdies putts. I couldn’t get them to fall in,” said Holtsclaw.

Holtsclaw, who competed this summer on the Mountain Dew Junior tour, was just glad to get any nerves out of the way early in the season.

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GIRLS GOLF: BNL ready for 2013 campaign

Kennedy Holtsclaw and the BNL golf team will be shooting for a sectional title in 2013.

Kennedy Holtsclaw and the BNL golf team will be shooting for a sectional title in 2013.

Holtsclaw the anchor

as Stars prepare to chase

sectional championship

By Justin Sokeland

TheHHCSports.com

With a budding star at the top of the lineup, with an experienced supporting cast, with promising freshmen ready to make an immediate impact, Bedford North Lawrence is poised for a productive 2013 campaign.

All the pieces are in place for fifth-year coach Aaron Sanders as the Stars chase a sectional championship and – if those pieces align perfectly –  attempt to end BNL’s 28-year absence from the Indiana High School Athletic Association state finals.

Video: Stars ready for 2013

That is an ambitious goal. BNL has won seven sectionals, the last in 2011, and will host that tournament at Otis Park in September. Taking that next step past the regional will be difficult. But the Stars, even with graduation of Kori Jacobsen from the No.1 position in the lineup, have the talent to make a run.

Alaina McFadden

Alaina McFadden

Megan Cheek

Megan Cheek

“We have one big hole, but there’s a lot of experience,” Sanders said. “We consider ourselves one of the better teams when we go places. We expect to play well. It’s just a matter of getting the freshmen going.”

The focus centers on junior Kennedy Holtsclaw, who is fast becoming one of the state’s elite players. She won four Mountain Dew Junior Tour events during the short summer and claimed the points title for her age group.

“She’s ready to step in,” Sanders said. “She has a great attitude and doesn’t get done on herself. In an individual sport like this, it’s the players that come out and work on their own. It’s work ethic.”

Holtsclaw’s recent hot streak of exceptional play (she shot a two-under 70 at Country Oaks on her birthday last month) has stoked her belief in herself, and her team’s vigilance to practice during the summer has fueled her passion to win.

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