The Columbus North girls golfers started the dual-match portion of their schedule with two golfers carding personal bests and senior Danbi Kim earning medalist honors Monday at Harrison Lake Country Club.

The third-ranked Bull Dogs had a 158 team score to Perry Meridian’s 205.

Kim was the only golfer to go under par, shooting a 35 with eight pars and a birdie.

“It feels really good,” Kim said. “I don’t think I’ve shot under per ever on this course before. It’s a pretty hard course, so I’m very proud of that … My putting was really good. I was saving pars, making some putts I never would have made a year ago.”

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Nathaly Munnicha was five strokes behind her with a 40, and Julia Luken added a 41. Alex Munnicha and Molly Donnell each shot 42.

Freshman Yestika Nischol was one of the the golfers with a personal best with a 42, while Nicole Duncan’s 46 also was a personal best. Annie Anderson finished with a 44, and Anna Hatton and Paige Sherlock each shot 63.

North coach Scott Seavers said having two golfers card personal bests in the first home match is a good confidence booster to start the season. He was pretty pleased with what he saw out all of his golfers Monday, but is still looking to get better as the season progresses.

“Danbi still is just playing extremely well, and I think the other girls were steady,” Seavers said. “Coming after school like this is just hard to get adjusted and used to that because the girls are tired. But I think overall, we played OK. We’ve got some room for improvement though.”

The Bull Dogs are off until Saturday, when they play in the Fuzzy Zoeller Invitational at Champions Pointe.

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Frank Bonner is a sports writer for The Republic. He can be reached at or 812-379-5632.