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Freshman leads North girls to victory

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Danbi Kim was playing in only her second high school golf match Monday, but she played like a season veteran.

Kim had two chip-in birdies at Harrison Lake to win medalist honors with a 39 and led Columbus North to a 167-189 win against Perry Meridian.

“It was just great,” Kim said. “It’s great to get on the green (in regulation), but I am confident in my chipping. It was cool to be medalist.”

Seavers was impressed with the way his freshman stayed calm despite the pressure.

“With this only being her second career high school match, she handled herself well out there,” Seavers said. “She stayed consistent the whole time. She saved some strokes by chipping and putting real well.”

Bull Dogs senior Sydney Anderson carded a 41. Her sophomore sister, Holly Anderson, scored a 44, and sophomore Aubrey Smith rounded out the scoring with a 43.

“Overall, I’m proud that it was a great team performance, especially our underclassmen” North coach Scott Seavers said. “Danbi, who is only a freshman, shot a great score. Aubrey put up a great score, too. Both of them did a great job.”

Sydney Anderson was coming off a medalist round of 71 Saturday, when she led the Bull Dogs to the Greensburg Invitational championship.

“It just wasn’t my best day out there today individually,” Sydney Anderson said. “I wasn’t driving the ball well. I only hit one fairway off the tee. The long game for me didn’t help me as much.

“At times, I just have to not think about the bad shot I just made and just focus on what is ahead of me and move on with my next shot,” she said.

Sydney Anderson did credit one aspect of her game that kept her from scoring much worse.

“My putting saved me today,” she said. “I didn’t have any three-putts, which is always nice. I made some great up-and-downs to save par and a couple bogeys.”

Seavers wasn’t too concerned with Sydney Anderson’s performance.

“She had a couple mistakes here and there,” Seavers said. “I am not too worried, though. Sydney knows she can bounce back from this, and I know she can, as well.”

Holly Anderson was satisfied with her performance Monday, as well.

“I did OK today overall,” Holly Anderson said. “Despite missing a couple of fairways, I was hitting the ball well, but my putting was a bit weak. I left some putts short today and was misreading the breaks on the green which cost me some extra shots. That is something I will work to improve on as the season goes on.”

Madissen Pearson carded a 46 for North. Rachel Davis and Julia Luken each shot 48.

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