IHSAA Girls State Finals Champions Crowned
In spite of cold and blustery conditions at Carmel's Prairie View Golf Club, Bloomington South's Cherise Otter and the Evansville North girls golf team led from start to finish to claim this year's IHSAA state championships.
The No. 2 Huskies (322-324-646), with only one senior among their five golfers, were led by junior Emma Kieffer (154) who finished tied for seventh. Sophomore Katelyn Le tied for 15th with 158, freshman Hadley Watts ended tied for 24th with 165, senior Kelsie Droste tied for 33rd with 170 and sophomore Brittany Skinner was 47th at 175.
No. 4 Martinsville finished six strokes back (332-320-652) as the runner-up, followed by No. 3 Hamilton Southeastern (328-331-659). Top-ranked defending state champion Carmel (333-331-664) placed fourth.
Otter (69-75-144) became the second Bloomington South player to win the individual crown joining Amy McDonald in 1987.
The Bloomington South junior held a four-stroke lead after Friday's opening round 69 when she birdied three holes through mostly rainy, cool weather. She maintained that lead through Saturday's very windy and cold conditions offsetting four bogeys and a double-bogey with three more birdies to finish even par.
Martinsville junior Claire Cameron (75-76-151) and Westfield freshman Cailyn Henderson (77-74-151) tied for second place.
This was the first state finals event held at the 5,523 yard course along the banks of the White River. The boys state finals will be played here in June.
Recap courtesy of the IHSSA.
March 16th - First Practice (B)
March 30th - First Contest (B)
June 5th, 6th & 8th - IHSAA Sectionals (B)
June 9th - IHSGCA All State Forms Due (B)
June 11th & 12th - IHSAA Regionals (B)
June 16th & 17th - IHSAA State Finals (B)
July 31st - First Practice (G)
August 3rd - First Context (G)
September 18th - 21st - IHSAA Sectionals (G)
September 23rd - IHSGCA All State Forms Due (G)
September 26th - IHSAA Regionals (G)
October 2nd-3rd - IHSAA State Finals (G)
October 9th - IHSGCA Annual Clinic
IHSAA Range Finder Information
The Indiana Golf Coaches Association is proud to announce that we have secured a relationship with ProAm Golf (St. Louis, Missouri) that will allow our coaches and players to purchase various distance-measuring devices at significantly discounted prices. Please see order instructions below:
IHSGCA ProAm Representative – Ken Baxter
Please contact Ken Baxter at 877-645-7417 or direct at 314-781-7775
Please reference the ProAm Indiana high school discount. (below)
INDIANA JUNIOR GOLF PROGRAM
The Indiana Junior Golf program exists to provide junior golfers in Indiana the opportunity to gain competitive golf experience while learning the Rules and etiquette of the game. The program is designed to help junior golfers progress through its different levels from learning competitive golf through playing at a high level.
To get started with the Indiana Junior Golf Program and view information on our tours, events, rules and regulations, please use the links below.
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IGA Rules Clinic Presentation
The IHSGCA would like to thank the IGA and Ryan Lambert for sharing their rules clinic presentation and information. To view the PowerPoint that Ryan showed at the click on the link below.
2015 Spring Preview Information & Application
As you know, Prairie View Golf Club is the host of the IHSAA Boys & Girls Golf State Finals. With Westfield High School serving as administrator and host for the Spring Preview, we are happy to offer an outstanding opportunity for your team to compete at Prairie View Golf Club as prep for a possible run to the IHSAA State Finals.
Moving forward, the Spring Preview will be hosted the second weekend of May each spring. If your team would like to participate in this full field event, please see protocol and application below.
Due Date for Application is December 1st, 2014 (12:00pm)
Procedure: Applications will be accepted until 12:00pm, December, 1st, 2014. Teams will be evaluated based on returning players, spring 2014 results, and in-coming freshmen. A committee, consisting of Mr. Bill Davis (Westfield AD) Doc O’Neal (Prairie View GC) Jon Hoover (Westfield Boys Varsity Coach) and the Indiana High School Golf Coaches Association Board will make recommendations to Westfield HS for inclusion in this year’s event.
Tournament Goal: To reward the top 15 teams from previous year’s IHSAA Golf State Finals AND include possible schools for current year state finals.
Acceptance: Teams will be notified by Dec. 15th, 2014 of acceptance
Eastern Hancock Coaching Vacancy
Eastern Hancock is looking for a Head Boys Varsity Golf Coach. We are looking for someone who wants to not just coach a team but build a program. Interested applicants should send a letter of interest and resume to Aaron Spaulding, Athletic Director. firstname.lastname@example.org 10320 E. 250 N. Charlottesville, IN 46117 (317)467-0095 Ext. 250
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