Girls All Levels Golf
CARMEL, Ind. – Senior Danbi Kim shot a 4-over-par 76 on Friday (Sept. 29) to lead the Columbus North girls golf team to a fourth-place standing in the first round of the two-day IHSAA State Finals.
Junior Alexandria Munnicha added an 80 and sophomore Annie Anderson carded an 84 for the Bull Dogs, who managed a 326 team total. Freshman Nathaly Munnicha completed CN’s top four with an 86 and senior Julia Luken rounded out the lineup with an 89.
Zionsville shot a 299 to take the first-round lead in the 15-team field. Westfield stood second with a 316, and three-time defending champion Evansville North was third at 318. Columbus North was fourth followed by Carmel and Fishers tied for fifth at 329, Hamilton Southeastern seventh at 330 and Homestead eighth at 332.
Chesterton senior Elyse Stasil and Zionsville sophomore Abby Thielbar each fired a 70 to share the first-round individual lead. Evansville North senior Hadley Walts and Plainfield senior Kayla Benge were one stroke back with 71s, and Lake Central junior Alexis Miestowski was fifth with an even-par 72.
Columbus North is making its 25th appearance in the girls golf State Finals. The Bull Dogs have had 18 top-10 finishes, including a runner-up finish in 1973 and a third-place effort last season. CN also placed third on four other occasions – in 1978, 1985, 2007 and 2008. The top individual finish by a Columbus North athlete came last year when then-senior Holly Anderson captured the state medal.