Bull Dogs pick up win in first dual match

Columbus North girls golf lost three seniors from last year’s roster, but the Bull Dogs’ first dual match of the season against Perry Meridian on Monday foreshadowed what could be another solid season for the state’s third-ranked squad.

North coach Scott Seavers said the 162-216 victory against the Falcons at Harrison Lake Country Club was very comparable to the first dual match of last season.

Sophomore Nathaly Munnicha, who earned medalist honors with a 2-over par 38, is just in her second year on the team, but has already emerged as a leader.

“Every single time, we’re going to count on her score,” Seavers said. “She’s a leader, she’s a leader by example and she’s an elite golfer in the state of Indiana. She’s not happy when she’s 2-over par, but still, it’s really good.”

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Annie Anderson followed with a 40, while Alex Munnicha added a 41 for the Bull Dogs. Ella Wilks carded a 43, while both Gwen Anderson and Macy Euler shot 47.

Also for North, Tiffany Vu finished with a 49, Erica Bishop posted a 60, and Paige Sherlock had a 62.

Wilks is jockeying for the No. 3 spot on the Bull Dogs depth chart as a freshman, and Seavers is expecting her and the rest of the freshman class to be strong this season.

Although Nathaly Munnicha said she didn’t play her best golf on Monday, she is also excited for her team’s potential success this year. All of North’s top seven golfers shot better than 53, which was the best individual score for Perry Meridian.

“We did pretty well. I’m happy with our scores,” Nathaly Munnicha said. “I’m really excited (for this season). We have a lot of golf (to play).”