Zionsville Times Sentinel

September 26, 2012

Zionsville qualifies for state finals by slimmest of margins

By Will Willems/Times Sentinel sports editor

— The Zionsville Lady Eagles golf team knew that the competition for state qualifying spots was going to be tight, Saturday afternoon, Sept. 22.

But they didn’t know it was going to be that close. The Eagles shot a team score of 356 — good enough for second place — and advanced to the state finals for the third-straight season by one shot.

“It made for a long afternoon,” Zionsville head coach Jeff Anderson said. “We were in the first flight so we had to sit around for 2-1/2 hours watching the other scores come in. We thought we had a chance to win, but then Carmel came in with a really good score.”

Carmel was the runaway winner, shooting a team score of 324.

Greenwood placed third, matching the Eagles’ 356 (Zionsville took second based on the fifth golfers score).

Perry Meridian was just one shot back in fourth with a 357, and Center Grove, Whiteland and Roncalli rounded out the top seven with scores of 358, 359 and 360.

“We aren’t overly pleased with our round,” Anderson said. “We had some good scores, but some others that were a little high. We are really, really happy to get out of regionals; we are very fortunate.”

Elizabeth Schuler led the Eagles with an 86.

See Wednesday’s Times Sentinel for the full story.