Challenged. Still unbeaten.
The Boone Central girls golf team had its narrowest margins of 2011 victory last week, but remained unbeaten by claiming its third consecutive Mid-State Conference championship, then following up with the Scotus Invitational title.
The Cardinals hosted the 2011 Mid-State competition at the Albion Country Club Tuesday, Sept. 27, and withstood a challenge by Norfolk Catholic to win with a 370 team total. The Knights finished at 380 and Wayne (405) placed third.
Boone Central’s dynamic duo of Britany Seda and Amy Ahlers once again led the way to victory by finishing as the top two medalists. With the ACC greens having been aerated the previous day, the Cardinal standouts posted impressive scores, but didn’t go as low as they might have on an absolutely gorgeous fall afternoon.
Seda claimed the 2011 gold medal with an 82, firing consistent rounds of 41-41. Ahlers was a single stroke back, following an opening 43 with a solid 40 on her second nine. O’Neill’s Allison Depko (84) chased the Cards, also rebounding from a front-nine 44 to shoot 40 in the late round.
Boone Central showed its overall team strength with senior Breann Thorberg (51/48-99) medaling at 10th and freshman Melissa Kyncl (53/53-106) finishing 14th.
Boone Central was pushed to an even greater degree Wednesday in the Scotus Invite at Quail Run Golf Course in Columbus.
The two-time defending Class C champion Cardinals put together a 362 team score on the 18-hole Quail Run layout to finish eight strokes in front of Class A challenger Lincoln Pius X (370). Grand Island Central Catholic (388) placed third, Wayne (399) fourth and Norfolk Catholic (401) fifth.
Seda blistered the course that played host to the C-1 District Tuesday (Oct. 4). The Card senior got rolling with a 38 over the front nine and added a 40 on the back side to win another gold medal with a sterling 78.
Ahlers shrugged off a 44 on the front side to shoot 85 and place third, one stroke back of G.I.C.C.’s McKenna Kime (84). Thorberg again gave Boone Central three medalists, shooting 99 with nines of 48-51 and placing 14th. Kyncl helped lock up Boone Central’s seventh tournament title of 2011 with a 48/52-100 – placing 16th and missing a medal by just one position.
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