The Culver Girls Academy golfers put together their lowest 18-hole team total of the season at the Battle Ground Golf Course Saturday to advance to the IHSAA State Finals. The girls shot a 309, outdistancing the field of 17 other teams. Second place Lafayette Jefferson shot 330 and third place Crown Point shot 337.
Reese Wilson ’21 (Chicago), in her first round back after missing most of the season with an injury, shot a two-below-par 70 to take medalist honors. That matched her season low in the first match of the year. Katie Shin ’21 (West Lafayette, Ind.) posted a 79, Amanda Kurteff ’19 (Plainfield, Ill.) and Lucy Pugh ’20 (Winamac, Ind.) both shot 80, and Masako Hatano ’21 (Shanghai, China) fired an 83. For Shin and Pugh, their rounds were 18-hole lows for the season.
CGA’s regional victory is the first since 1995 and the third overall. CGA came back to claim the regional title after a disappointing sectional outing, finishing second behind Michigan City by just one stroke. The 309 team total was tied for the second-lowest score in the five regionals played across the state.
The state finals will be played Friday and Saturday at Prairie View Golf Club in Carmel. Last year, CGA finished ninth as a team and Wilson was 10th individually.