Girls golf: Carmel wins close battle at Harbour Trees

In a field full of great golf teams, Carmel won a close championship at the Noblesville Invitational, which took place Saturday at Harbour Trees Golf Course.
The Greyhounds shot 324 as a team, holding off Cathedral’s 326 and Fishers’ 330. Carmel’s Nina Hecht was the individual medalist, shooting a 78, then winning a playoff with the Irish’s Sydney Hruskoci on the first playoff hole. Katie Kuc was part of a third-place tie by shooting 79.
“The course played tough today but the team stayed focused and battled until the end,” said ‘Hounds coach Kelly Kluesner.
The Tigers also had a golfer in the third-place tie: Morgan Lewis carded a 79. Hamilton Southeastern’s Haleigh Gray got a piece of the third-place tie as well with her 79. The Royals were fourth as a team with a score of 339.
Noblesville finished with a 360, Sarah Hayes led the Millers with her 82. Guerin Catholic finished with 374; Gabby Gilrowski carded an 86.

Team scores: Carmel 324, Cathedral 326, Fishers 330, Hamilton Southeastern 339, Noblesville 360, Guerin Catholic 374.
Medalist: Nina Hecht (Carmel) 78.
Other Carmel scores: Katie Kuc 79, Libby McGuire 82, Elizabeth Hedrick 82, Alex Waples 85, Erin Evans 88.
Fishers scores: Morgan Lewis 79, Anna DelPrince 85, Kennedy Brooker 86, Kaitlyn Brunnemer 88, Mary McGuire 94.
Southeastern scores: Haleigh Gray 79, Chelsea Morrow 84, Dagny Gladwell 88, Julia Eaton 88, Nicole Dillow 91, Maggie Watson 104.
Noblesville scores: Sarah Hayes 82, Brooke Gigante 85, Taylor Keating 92, Bella Deibel 101, Taylor Caldwell 107, Ellie Karst 111.
Guerin Catholic scores: Gabby Gilrowski 86, Mckayla Tallman 86, Hailey Brown 98, Jenna Rust 104, Hanna Smith 137, Carly Cuffel 139.

Hamilton Heights played in the Hoosier Conference tournament Saturday at The Ravines in West Lafayette.
Team scores were Twin Lakes 337, Western 345, Northwestern 356, Benton Central 360, Rensselaer Central 379, Tipton 384, West Lafayette 402, Hamilton Heights 423 and Lewis Cass 434.
Huskies scores were Kate Biggs 94, Alyx Harley 107, Ellie Arrowood 111, Veronica Meredith 111 and Rebekah Steffen 111. Steffen made a hole in one on the par 3 16th hole, which played at 100 yards.

Westfield finished second at the Franklin Central Invitational on Saturday.
The Shamrocks shot a team score of 316, behind only Zionsville’s 310. Cailyn Henderson placed third individually with a 75. Other team scores were Jocelyn Bruch 78, Margaret Wentz 81, Adrienne Montalone 82 and Natalie Shupe 83. Two Westfield golfers played as individuals: Emma Clary 82 and Grace Snyder 91.
“The conditions were tough today and we didn’t have our best day today as a whole and have some things that we need to clean up before sectionals starts next Friday,” said Shamrocks coach Trevor Neu. “I think our girls will step up and answer the call next week heading into post-season.”

Team scores: Zionsville 310, Westfield 316, Columbus North 327, Brownsburg 332, Center Grove 358, Roncalli 360, Terre Haute 365, Ben Davis 372, Plainfield 375, Perry Meridian 380, Mooresville 392, Bloomington North 395, Southport 406, Avon 409, Lawrence Central 439, Franklin Central 441.