The Columbus North girls have been putting together one of the best stretches of golf in school history the past couple weeks, highlighted by a school-record 5-under-par 143 in Monday’s win against Seymour at Shadowood.
The third-ranked Bull Dogs didn’t quite go that low on Thursday, but they did manage another sparkling round on their home course, Harrison Lake Country Club. They improved to 7-0 in dual matches with a 152-209 win against Southport.
“This is a tough golf course,” North coach Scott Seavers said. “I don’t expect the exact same thing we did at Shadowood because it’s a different course, but I’m happy overall with how we played. A 152 is a solid score.”
Freshman Nathaly Munnicha went under par for the second consecutive round. She followed her 3-under 34 on Monday with a 1-under 35 on Thursday.
That score was good enough to earn Munnicha medalist honors.
“It was better than I was expecting because usually, I don’t play that well here,” Munnicha said. “I was making putts. My driver was decent, and irons were pretty OK.”
Danbi Kim and Alex Munnicha each shot 38 for the Bull Dogs. Kim was coming off a school-record 4-under 33 on Monday.
Kim also set the school record for raw score with a 32 against Batesville Aug. 15 at Hillcrest Country Club.
“This is the best that I’ve ever played in my life, and it couldn’t have come at a better time,” Kim said. “We’ve been shooting some of our best scores that we ever have. I think we definitely have a chance at winning state, especially if we keep shooting scores like this.”
North’s Julia Luken and Molly Donnell each shot 41 Thursday. Yestika Nischol and Nicole Duncan each shot 43.
Also for the Bull Dogs, Annie Anderson carded a 45. Anna Hatton added a 59, and Paige Sherlock had a 60.
“I’m happy with our depth,” Seavers said. “When somebody is not playing their best, other girls step up and score low. I’m happy with how our team has performed.”