On a gorgeous day Saturday at the Albion Country Club, the Boone Central Cardinals added the final ray of sunshine with a one-stroke victory over Columbus Scotus in the annual Boone Central Invitational.
Boone Central junior Melissa Kyncl topped all golfers in the 50-player field, winning individual champion honors with an 86, and all four team-scoring Cardinals placed in the Top 15 medalists.
Coach Dennis Walters and the Cards needed every stroke of that balanced effort as they shaded a dogged Scotus squad 388-389.
The Shamrocks actually placed five golfers in the Top 15, but Kyncl’s 86 was five strokes better than Scotus leader Amy Price (91). Boone Central’s Faith Leetch (7th) and Jessica Tisthammer (8th) also finished in front of a trio of Shamrocks in the medal order.
The host Cardinals led after nine holes with a 195 total – four strokes in front of Scotus (199). O’Neill, which would finish third in the tournament at 407, was the only other squad within striking distance after the opening round with a 206 total.
Boone Central and Scotus both posted lower totals in the afternoon round. The Shamrocks actually bested the Cards in that second round – 190-193 – but BC barely held off the challenge behind a blistering 40 by Kyncl and Kyley Sorell’s 51 – a three-stroke improvement on her first nine holes.
Leetch finished with a consistent 48/50-98 and Tisthammer followed up a strong first-round 47 with a closing 52 for a 99 total. Paige Krohn finished 29th in the field at 59/62-121.
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