Seymour finishes 5th in girls golf conference tournament


In one of the biggest tournaments of the season, Bridget Marshall played her best round ever.

The Seymour High School sophomore carded a 14-over-par 86 to place seventh overall in the Hoosier Hills Conference Tournament on Saturday at Elks Run Golf Club.

Marshall’s score earned All-HHC honorable mention status and was just two strokes from making the all-conference team.

On the front nine, Marshall shot 42 behind four pars, four bogeys and one double bogey.

Marshall followed with a 44 on the back, with four pars, two bogeys and three double bogeys.

“It was a lifetime best today for Bridget,” Owls coach Lakin Covey said. “It shows how much she has improved. She was below a 90, which is where I wanted her. For her to miss All-HHC by just a few shots, I think it bothered her a little bit. But she’s a sophomore. I see a lot in the future for her.”

The rest of the Owls’ lineup didn’t have a stellar day, as Seymour combined for 403 strokes to place fifth of eight teams.

Bedford North Lawrence repeated as HHC champs with a 340.

Columbus East was runner-up with 373, and Floyd Central placed third, four strokes behind the Olympians.

Madison was fourth with 392, followed by the Owls, Jennings County (440), New Albany (443) and Jeffersonville (498).

Top-five finishes, ties included, garnered All-HHC status, while the next five lowest scores earned honorable mention.

East’s Lily Shelp (82) tied for the lowest score on the day with Bedford’s Carly Stigalll.

There isn’t an overall medalist in the championship, per current HHC bylaws, so a playoff hole wasn’t played between Shelp and Stigall.

Laken Waskom was next for the Owls, placing 18th of the 38 golfers, shooting 101 (48-53).

Madeline Wisler totaled 104 (49-55) for 21st, Andrea Axsom tied for 27th at 112 (55-57) and Bailey Goben shot 116 (61-55) for 30th.

Covey said she wasn’t pleased with the final results.

“I wish we could have gone a little lower,” she said. “My last three through five really struggled. I think they could have shot lower.”

This week, the Owls will prepare for Saturday’s Bedford North Lawrence Sectional.

“We’re going to do lots of range,” Covey said. “We will work on some more strategy shots — trees, bunkers, things like that. We will continue to hit the short game hard and are starting to see improvement there.”