Not even a hole-in-one could save the Columbus North girls golfers on Wednesday.
After breaking their nine-hole school record in their most recent dual match and putting up their best 18-hole score of the season Saturday, the Bull Dogs had an off night in their final home match of the season.
As a result, fourth-ranked North lost its first dual match following a 7-0 start. No. 21 Martinsville handed the Bull Dogs a 164-188 defeat on senior night at Harrison Lake Country Club.
“We didn’t play as well as we’re capable of today,” North coach Scott Seavers said. “Give (Martinsville) credit, though. We didn’t play our best, but we’ll get better. We’ll just go back and evaluate and hopefully improve.”
Martinsville’s Sloan Winters won medalist honors with a 1-under-par 35. Holly Anderson led the Bull Dogs with a 39.
Anderson, one of two North seniors, had one birdie but missed a few other birdie puts and took one double-bogey.
“I’m starting to get my swing together,” said Anderson, a Ball State recruit. “I’ve been working on it some, so 39 was good for me today.”
Alex Munnicha carded a 40 for the Bull Dogs. Danbi Kim added a 44, highlighted by a hole-in-one on the par-3 No. 2.
Julia Luken rounded out North’s scoring with a 45. Aubrey Smith, the Bull Dogs’ other senior, and Molly Donnell each shot 46.
Smith had fired an individual school-record 32, and North had a team school-record 141 six days earlier in a win against Southport at Southern Dunes. The Bull Dogs came back with a 307 Saturday at Cascades, finishing second by four shots to two-time defending state champion Evansville North.
Wednesday’s match was the final home match for four-year varsity players Anderson and Smith.
“I still had fun with it,” Anderson said. “It’s sad (for home matches) to be over, but I’m still happy with how we played these past few days.”