Bull Dogs, Olympians rained out of opener

BLOOMINGTON — Although the halted the season-opening Bloomington South Invitational midway through competition, both the Columbus North and Columbus East girls golf teams got in some quality shots Monday at Bloomington Country Club.

What was supposed to be an 18-hole day for the 21 participating teams ended up being about 13 to 14 holes. Rain started pouring down, and an initial 30-minute delay turned into a cancelation after it continue to rain.

Since it was a shotgun start — meaning the competitors teed off on different holes — no scores were able to be recorded. However, North coach Scott Seavers and East coach Troy Buntin still were able to take away a few things from the holes their golfers were able to finish.

“I thought we were doing OK,” Seavers said. “I was looking forward to see how we finished and see what we can work on for Wednesday, but we were doing fine. I’m happy with most of what I saw.”

Buntin said 14 holes is more golf than a lot of his players have played already, and getting these matches in early will help set them up for later in the season.

“They’re very important,” Buntin said. “Just the idea of playing golf and the mental part of it, the physical part of it — the more you can play the better you’ll get.”

The Bull Dogs and the Olympians both will be back in action at 9 a.m. on Wednesday. East will compete in the Seymour Invitational.

North will be playing in the Zionsville Invitational. Two of the top teams in the state — Carmel and Westfield — who the Bull Dogs saw on Monday at Bloomington also will be at the Zionsville Invitational, along with the host Eagles.