Girls Junior Varsity Golf, Girls Varsity Golf · Dragon golfers 7th at state preview

Abby Poole led the Dragons with an 89 at Prairie View.

The New Palestine girls golf team had a strong start to the season, shooting a 372 at Prairie View GC to finish seventh out of 21 teams in the Classic State Preview hosted by Center Grove.

Prairie View is the State Finals course this year, and NP coach Gregg Greene said the course was set up to a similar length and difficulty of the state meet.

A Dragons team that re-wrote the NPHS record book a year ago kept adding firsts — this time, finishing ahead of perennial HHC champion and state qualifier (and 2012 state champion) Yorktown.

Abby Poole was the low Dragon with an 89. Mackenzi Black shot 90, Cassie Rooks 95 and Sarah Rose 98.

The Dragons meet Southport on Monday, then will face Noblesville on Tuesday at the team’s new home course, Hawk’s Tail in Greenfield.