North golfers win conference title

Staff Reports

BLOOMINGTON — Terre Haute North put up three solid scores Monday, but Columbus North had the medalist and had the better fourth score, and that was the difference in the Conference Indiana Tournament at Cascades.

Led by a 71 from sophomore Alex Munnicha, the fourth-ranked Bull Dogs edged the No. 20 Patriots 313-315 to win the conference title for the ninth time in the past 11 years.

“That’s what I like about our team — our depth is what saved us today, and Alex really played great,” North coach Scott Seavers said.

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When the Bull Dogs carded a 307 to finish second in the Bloomington South Invitational at Cascades on Sept. 3, four of the five golfers shot their personal-bests. Munnicha, who had an 85 that day, was the only one who didn’t.

Monday, she atoned for that round.

“I wanted to come back from that 85 at Cascades and do better today,” Munnicha said. “My drives were going straight, and I also improved my putting. Two weeks ago, I three-putted almost every green, and I reduced that today.”

Danbi Kim carded a 96 to tie for third individually and make the All-Conference team. Holly Anderson also made the All-Conference team after finishing seventh with an 81.

Julia Luken, who finished 11th with an 85, and Aubrey Smith, who tied for 12th with an 86, earned honorable mention All-Conference honors.

“I think we played well, but not our best,” Seavers said. “We played good enough to win. I think we can do better than that, and we’ll need to when it comes to regional.”