Yorktown stepped on the Fox Prairie Golf Course in Noblesville as the No. 1 ranked girls team in the state.
The Tigers made sure they left that way, too.
Kennedy Windlan and Rachel Johnson each carded 74s to lead Yorktown to victory at the 16-team Hall of Fame Classic. The Tigers shot 315. Noblesville finished second at 320 and Chesterton followed in third at 321. No. 2 Hamilton Southeastern shot a 329.
“This was a really big tournament for them,” Yorktown coach Brian Hill said of his players. “They were looking forward to it and knew it was going to be a big test for them.”
Two of the Tigers, sisters Morgan and Tara Clark, shot below average rounds by their lofty standards. Tara carded an 82 and Morgan an 84, but Hill credited the sisters for recovering on the back nine from a rough start to ensure victory.
“I feel like they both battled really hard out there,” Hill said.
Windlan said the course played long, comparable to how the state finals course The Legends Golf Club plays each year. The Tigers placed fourth at state last year, and their sights are set squarely on winning a state championship this season.
“This tournament to us was kind of like a preview for what state’s going to be like for us,” Windlan said. “The way we looked at it last year was that we came in as a young group with no seniors in our top six. Now we have four seniors in our top six so this is our year to do it.”
Wapahani takes MEC crown
Hanna Stanley took medalist honors in leading Wapahani to the Mid-Eastern Conference title Saturday at Maplewood Golf Club. Stanley shot an 89, eight strokes ahead of second place.
The Raiders had the top three overall finishers, as Lauren Castor took second with a 95 and Aaryka Gray finished third with a 97. The Raiders posted a 386 team score.
Wes-Del’s Taylor Ward shot a 98 to finish fourth individually. The Warriors finished second as a team with a 438. Daleville’s Allison Harrison shot a 100, taking fifth and leading her team to a third place finish. The Broncos shot a 442.