Franklin — It was a mini-version of the state tournament Monday morning at the Legends of Indiana Golf Course for the Trojan Invitational tournament.
With 14-ranked teams — and eight of the top-10 — in attendance, it gave all golf teams an early idea of where they stand this early in the season.
Things didn’t go as planned for Zionsville or Lebanon as they finished 10th and 17th respectively.
Zionsville shot a 338 on the day. After placing first twice and second once in the opening week of the season, the score was a little surprising.
“I wish I knew what the exact difference was because I would have changed it right away,” Zionsville head coach Jeff Anderson said. “It was just one of those days. I think all our girls would say they could have been four or five shots better than they were. They found a lot of out-of-bounds and the greens were a little difficult to navigate early on. Hats off to the other schools that shot very, very well. Like the scores showed, it is possible to shoot good scores here, we just didn’t today.”
Morgan Reid led the Eagles with an 82. Elizabeth Schuler shot an 84, while Kylie Day and Maria Impicciche both shot 86s to round out the scoring Zionsville golfers.
The fifth Eagle golfer was Siena Cornacchini, who shot a 98.
Anderson said that anytime the girls can play at the Legends, home of the state tournament, it is a good thing.
“If nothing else it is good to see the greens,” Anderson said. “They will move the tee boxes for state, it plays longer for state. But for any golf you need to have a good short game and this was a good chance to see those greens and see what we need to do to shoot a good score.”
Lebanon finished in a tie for 17th with No. 15 Cathedral with a 371. The Tigers got the 17th spot with a better fifth golfer score.
For more of the story, read Tuesday’s Lebanon Reporter.