The New Palestine girls golf team placed third in Monday’s sectional at Hawk’s Tail and clinched a spot in Saturday’s regional. The Dragons shot a team score of 413 to advance.
Greenfield-Central (340) won the sectional, with Mt. Vernon (366) placing second. The Dragons were 10 strokes ahead of fourth-place Greenwood. The top three teams advance to the regional.
Zoe Nelson led the Dragons with a 98, including a 47 on the back nine. Megan Diller added a 99. Michaela Purnell shot 105, Hanna Beller 111 and Abby Belgin 116.
The Dragons will compete in the regional at 9 a.m. Saturday at Edgewood Golf Club in Anderson.