Led by senior Abby Poole’s one over par 73, the New Palestine Dragon golfers won the school’s first IHSAA team sectional title in girls golf hosted at Old Oakland Golf Club.
Poole birdied both back nine par 3’s, after an even par front nine to claim her third straight individual sectional title. Freshman Mackenzi Black carded an 86, followed by Cassie Rooks’ 90. Sarah Rose rounded out the scoring with a 92, and Carly Jones finished the day with a 96.
NP’s first sectional title marks the continued growth of a dedicated group of young ladies. “These kids have worked hard, and I am super proud of them, but I feel like they are hungry to continue to shoot lower scores, and advance further as a team,” coach Gregg Greene said. “We can see everyone’s competitive confidence growing with each round.”
The Dragons finished with a sectional best 341, avenging an early season loss to runner up Greenwood who shot 348 on the day. The Dragons advance to regional play at New Castle next Saturday morning.
Tee times will be announced later this week.