Girls golf: Lake Central edges Crown Point for sectional title
By Dave Melton Post-Tribune correspondent September 14, 2012 11:42PM
Updated: October 16, 2012 6:12AM
HAMMOND — Lake Central and Crown Point’s golf teams combined to take more than 700 strokes during Friday’s sectional meet at Lost Marsh. But it was only one stroke that separated the DAC rivals, as Lake Central’s score of 365 just barely defeated Crown Point’s 366, ending the Bulldogs’ two-year run as sectional champions.
“I knew that, when our top three came in, we were down and they weren’t happy with the way they played,” said Lake Central coach Chris Rossiano. “But we’ve been preaching all year that you can never give up, because you never know if it’s going to come down to one stroke.”
After the first four groups finished, it was actually Crown Point that held the top spot on the scoreboard. But with each team’s top four scores counting, it was Lake Central’s No. 5 golfer — Julia Beggs — who made the difference. Her score of 93 allowed the Indians to claim victory.
“I had no idea (it was that close),” Beggs said after the match. “I was just focused on beating my top score and playing the best that I could.”
“I was definitely shocked,” added Rossiano. “I didn’t expect there to be that big of a swing.”
The best individual score of the day did go to a Bulldog, though, as Crown Point senior Lucia Bracco shot a 78.
“I was taking it one shot at a time and not letting the moment take me over,” said Bracco, who was one stroke off of her career-best score of 77. “I know that the wind can definitely affect your shots here, so I just stayed out of trouble.”
Munster’s team score of 397 was good enough for third place and a regional qualification. Individuals also advancing to the regional round were: Andrean’s Alexandria Prasco (89) and Megan Kaminski (107) and Griffith’s Christy Anzur (89).